Monday, April 16, 2012
Adolph Weinman was born in Germany and immigrated to the US at the age of ten. He was trained with the famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens where he worked on the famous Saint-Gaudens twenty dollar Double Eagle gold coin. Following Saint-Gaudens death Weinman continued his work shop and by 1915 became a well-known sculpture in the US.
Arrayed around the edge is the word “liberty”, and the motto “In god we trust” on the right of the Liberty.
The words "United States of America" ring the edge above the eagle and below is the denomination "Half Dollar” and the motto "E pluribus Unum” ", meaning "Out of Many, One" on the left of the Eagle's breast.
The coin is 30.6 mm in diameter, weighs 12.50 grams and is made of .900 pure silver. It carries 0.3617 troy ounces of silver, about 1/3rd of a troy ounce.
1921, 1938-D, 1941-S, 1916, 1916-S and 1917-D issues which receive higher prices. However, most series are relatively available in reasonable prices and collectors are usually able to complete the full sets of the sixty five dates.
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