Both Congress and the U.S. Mint scrambled to create the coin memorializing our nation's 35th President following President Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963. Congress passed an act authorizing the Kennedy Half-Dollar on December 30, 1963.
Silver Coin Proof editions are made specifically for collectors of silver bullion coins and and those interested in adding unique proof edition silver coins to a precious metals investment portfolio. American Silver Eagles are the world's best-selling silver coins and backed by the U.S. Government.
The Walking Liberty half-dollars are the last regular issue silver coins to feature Miss Liberty, although the U.S. Mint decided to copy the design for its Silver American Eagle bullion coins. The coin's obverse depicts Lady Liberty cloaked in Old Glory walking towards a new day. She carries branches of laurel and oak in her arms.
James B. Longacre designed the first gold dollar in 1849 shortly after it was authorized by the Act of March 3, 1849. In 1854, Longacre restyled this Liberty Head gold dollar (referred to as a Type I gold dollar) to display an Indian princess, creating the Indian Head Type II gold dollar.
One of only two coins designed by America's most acclaimed sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this $10 gold coin is one of the most exquisite gold coins our nation has ever struck. The $10 Indian Head's obverse (front) features the head of Liberty, donning an Indian war bonnet that reads 'LIBERTY'.