Adolph A. Weinman threw his artworks into a competition among 20th-century artists to help revitalize the appearance of American coinage. In 1916, the United States Mint would choose two of Weinmans designs to appear on circulation silver coinage in the United States. One was the Winged Liberty design for the 10-cent coin which would go down in history as the Mercury Dime for Libertys resemblance to the Roman god of the same name.
The other design was Walking Liberty. Scholars and art enthusiasts have seen correlations between Weinmans design of Liberty and other works of art, including some of his own prior works. Some have said his vision of Liberty resembles the Sower found on French coins created by Oscar Roty. Others believe some of the elements come from Weinmans own 1909 design of the UNION SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MONUMENT in Baltimore.
These 1/4 oz GSM Walking Liberty Silver Rounds bring this beautiful design to you on fractional-weight silver products. These silver rounds are available to you for individual purchase inside of protective flips, or you can purchase multiples inside of protective tubes of 20 rounds.
On the obverse of the GSM Walking Liberty Silver Rounds is the depiction of Lady Liberty. Known as Walking Liberty, she is depicted walking from right to left across the coins surface as she chases the sunlight of another, brighter day. She wears the American flag draped over her figure and has a hand outstretched toward the bright horizon.
The reverse of the 1/4 oz GSM Walking Liberty Silver Round features the American bald eagle. Also created in 1916 by Weinman, this design reflects Americas vision of itself during the early 20th century. This eagle has its wings unfolded, showcasing its fearless spirit and recognizing its own power.