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Because the number of Walking Liberty Half Dollar RPM varieties is not excessive, they will all be illustrated on this single page.  If the list should ever expand significantly, the varieties will be assigned to pages based on their date and mint mark as is done with other denominations and series.

1916-D 50¢ WRPM-001          “Best Of” Variety

Description: D/D Southwest

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Obverse mint mark.  Two W by N/E by S die scratches inside the O of GOD.  Heavy die scratch east from the right upper side of the I in LIBERTY.  Reverse:  E/W die scratch connecting the top letters of TAT in STATES.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1, Cherrypickers: FS-50-1916D-501 (008), Breen: #5130, Fox: V-101




1919-D 50¢ WRPM-001          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  D/D East

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Better grade needed to determine die markers.  Reverse:  Better grade needed to determine die markers.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  None known




1920-D 50¢ WRPM-001          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  D/D East

Die Markers:  Obverse:  None visible.  Circulated specimen was examined.  Reverse:  None visible.  Circulated specimen was examined.

Submitted By:  Phil Pollard

Cross References:  Fox: V-101




1939-D 50¢ WRPM-001

Description:  D/D North

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die crack across the top of the date.  Reverse:  Die scratches NNE/SSW around the mint mark.

Submitted By:  Larry Briggs

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #2






1939-D 50¢ WRPM-002          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  D/D North

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Series of nearly E/W die scratches through the lower area of the 9 in the date.  Reverse:  E/W die scratch connects the bottom of the OL in DOLLAR.  Die scratch north from the eagle's right side talon to the leg feathers.  Die scratch west from the eagle's right side lower leg to the leg plumage.

Submitted By:  Dennis Campbell

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1, Cherrypickers: FS-50-1939D-501, Fox: V-101, Breen: #5177








1939-D 50¢ WRPM-003

Description:  D/D South

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die crack across the top of the date.  Reverse:  V-shaped die scratch between the bottom of the second U and the S of PLURIBUS and the left side wing.  Die scratch south from the lower right side of the N of UNUM.  Die scratch SSW from the lower center of the M in UNUM.  Die scratches SSE from the bottom of the O in DOLLAR.

Submitted By:  Bill Fivaz

Cross References:  None known








1941-D 50¢ WRPM-001          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  D/D Northwest

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die gouge at the left lower area of the long sun ray left of the gown.  Series of short SSW die scratches at the bottom of the long sun ray left of the gown.  Long die scratch from left center of the right hand sun ray that touches the flag, SSW to the sun.  Reverse:  NNW/SSE die crack through the left lower pine needles.  Die gouge at the left lower outside area of the D in DOLLAR.

Submitted By:  Dennis Campbell

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1, Cherrypickers: FS-50-1941D-501, Breen #5187, Fox: V-103






1941-D 50¢ WRPM-002          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  D/D South

Die Markers:  Obverse Stage A: Die crack north from about the 11:00 position on the sun.  Die crack west from the lower left side of the L in LIBERTY.  Obverse Stage B:  New obverse die.  Die scratches NE from the back of the gown at the right leg.  SSW die scratches from the right lower hem of the gown, left of the right side shoe.  Obverse Stage C: Die scratches near the rim at the IBE area of LIBERTY.  Reverse Stage A:  Short die scratch NE from the N of UNITED.  Irregular die scratch east from the L of HALF to the D of DOLLAR.  E/W die scratch through the top of the AR of DOLLAR.  E/W die scratches below the A of DOLLAR.  Reverse Stage B:  Stage A markers are weaker.  Reverse Stage C:  Die crack from the left lower side of the mint mark SSW to the rim.  Light die crack centered below the L of HALF to the rim.

Submitted By:  Stage A: William P. Waring, Stage B: John Bordner, Stage C: Kevin Flynn

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #2, Fox: V-101








1941-D 50¢ WRPM-003

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die chips on the lower right leg of the R in TRUST.  Short die scratch to the lower right of the first 1 in the date running south to the rim.  Reverse:  Irregular NE/SW die crack on the back right eagle's talon.  NNE/SSW die crack centered on the tail feathers.  A scratch running north to the wing feather intersects this crack.

Submitted By:  Kevin Flynn

Cross References:  None known








1941-D 50¢ WRPM-004

Description:  D/D Southwest

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Two die scratches curve from west to east below the RUS in TRUST.  Reverse:  A die scratch runs SW from the bottom right of the D in UNITED.  Parallel die scratches run south from the first U in UNUM.

Submitted By:  John A. Wexler

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #3








1941-S 50¢ WRPM-001          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  S/S Southwest

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Light N/S die scratches between the N of IN and the E of WE.  Reverse:  Die scratches south from the second S in STATES.

Submitted By:  Brian Raines

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1, Cherrypickers: FS-50-1941S-501, Fox: V-102, Breen; #5184








1941-S 50¢ WRPM-002

Description:  S/S West

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Heavy die gouge in the field west from the bottom of the first 1 in the date.  Die gouge right of center on the nose.  NNE/SSW die scratch located below the E of LIBERTY and left of the forehead.  Reverse:  Light, wavy NE/SW die crack centered between the AR of DOLLAR.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #2, Fox: V-104








1941-S 50¢ WRPM-003

Description:  S/S/S Northwest & Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  None significant.  Reverse:  Short die scratches run NNE from the top of the LU in PLURIBUS.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #3, Fox: V-105






1941-S 50¢ WRPM-004          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  S/S East

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die scratch south by west from between the lower area of WE to the gown.  Reverse:  E/W die crack through the upper NITE of UNITED.

Submitted By:  Kevin Flynn

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #4, Fox: V-106








1942-D 50¢ WRPM-001          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  D/D South

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Two NE die scratches from the inside of the left wing on the W of WE.  Reverse:  WNW/ESE die scratch connecting the F in OF, the dot, and the first A in AMERICA.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1, Fox: V-102








1942-D 50¢ WRPM-002

Description:  D/D South

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Two short SSW die scratches from the left lower gown to the sunray.  Light die crack running along the right side of the O in GOD to the left upright of the U in TRUST.  Reverse:  Die crack slightly below the right center of the O in OF running SE through the F and to the wing, then becoming heavier and running along the upper contour of the wing.  Die crack from the rim at 5:00 running NE through the LL of DOLLAR and to the left side of the tail feathers.  Die crack NE from the right side of the tail feathers through the lower right side wing feathers.  Series of three different N/S die cracks on the left side of the pine needles and cones.

Submitted By:  Lloyd Hanson

Cross References:  None known








1942-D 50¢ WRPM-003

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse Stage A: Heavy NNW/SSE die scratch between the two short rays NE from the sun.  Obverse Stage B: Scratch at the rays still present.  Reverse Stage A: NNE/SSW die scratches inside the O of DOLLAR to the right.  Light die crack from the bottom of the inner tail feather running WSW above the AR of DOLLAR.  Reverse Stage B: Scratch inside the O of DOLLAR still present.  Crack from the tail feather is stronger and runs to the bottom of the first L in DOLLAR.

Submitted By:  Stage A: John Bordner, Stage B: David Mulberry

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #3, Fox: V-103








1942-D 50¢ WRPM-004          “Best Of” Variety

Description: D/D/D North & West

Die Markers:  Obverse:  None noted.  Reverse:  None noted.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #2




1942-S 50¢ WRPM-001

Description:  S/S East

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die gouge between the gown and the upper area of the left sandal.  Lathe marks through the lower area of the date.  Reverse: Light die crack through the lower area of the ALF of HALF.

Submitted By:  Timothy Wissert

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #2








1942-S 50¢ WRPM-002

Description:  S/S South

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die scratch from the horizontal bar of the 4 in the date connects the 2.  Reverse:  N/S die scratches between the left side wing feathers.  NNW/SSE die scratches through the ER of AMERICA.

Submitted By:  Kevin Flynn

Cross References:  None known








1942-S 50¢ WRPM-003

Description:  S/S West

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die gouge in the field right of the R in LIBERTY.  Reverse:  Die scratch SE from the lower area of the F in OF.

Submitted By:  Timothy Wissert

Cross References:  None known








1943-S 50¢ WRPM-001

Description:  S/S West

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Strong die scratch from right center of the right upright of the U in TRUST SSE through the D of GOD and to the U of TRUST.  Reverse:  Die crack ENE from the top of the second L in DOLLAR into the rock.

Submitted By:  Brian Ribar

Cross References:  None known








1943-S 50¢ WRPM-002

Description:  S/S West

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Short die scratches north from the gown left of IGWT.  Light N/S die scratches through IGWT.  Reverse:  N/S die scratches between the eagle’s throat and the S of PLURIBUS.  Weak designer’s initials.

Submitted By:  Jeff Longeuay

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1

Comments:  No doubling on IGWT or other elements.








1944-D 50¢ WRPM-001          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  D/D West

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die crack runs west from Liberty’s nose through the field of stars.  Reverse:  A die crack runs NW from the top of the L in PLURIBUS through the N in UNITED and out to the rim.  Die cracks run SW from the bottom of the eagle’s left wing through the second L and the R of DOLLAR and out to the rim.

Submitted By:  Richard L. Hurley

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1










1944-S 50¢ WRPM-001          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  S/S/S/S Southwest, East, & Northwest

Die Markers:  Obverse:  None noted.  Reverse:  Die scratch north inside the first U of PLURIBUS.

Submitted By:  John Petrizzo

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #2, Cherrypickers:  FS-50-1944S-502, Fox: V-101




1944-S 50¢ WRPM-002

Description:  S/S East

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die scratches south from both 4's in the date on both sides of the legs.  Reverse:  Die chip on the center left side wing feather.

Submitted By:  Brian Ribar

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1, Fox: V-103








1944-S 50¢ WRPM-003

Description:  S/S Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  None significant.  Reverse:  A small die gouge can be found above and between the L and F in HALF.  A die crack runs through the top of the UNITE in UNITED.

Submitted By:  Timothy Wissert

Cross References:  None known








1944-S 50¢ WRPM-004          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  S/S North

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Two horizontal die scratches run through the top of the Y in LIBERTY.  Reverse:  A SSW to NNE die scratch runs through the N in UNUM and the P in PLURIBUS.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #4, Cherrypickers: FS-50-1944S-501








1945-D 50¢ WRPM-001

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  The obverse is a doubled die listed in the Wexler Doubled Die Files as 1945-D 50¢ WDDO-002.  A Class II spread towards the center shows as tripling on the lower gown, the lower sun ray and the right shoe.  Die scratch east from the T running through the Y of LIBERTY.  Reverse:  E/W and ENE/WSW die scratches on the rock above the DOL of DOLLAR.

Submitted By:  Brian Ostro

Cross References:  None known








1945-S 50¢ WRPM-001          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  S/S East

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A short die gouge protrudes from the rim to the right of the E in LIBERTY.  Reverse:  Ball Serif S mint mark.  SSW/NNE die scratch inside the lower B in PLURIBUS.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1, Fox: V-101








1946-D 50¢ WRPM-001

Description:  D/D South

Die Markers:  Obverse:  SSW/NNE die scratch through the G in GOD.  Reverse:  None significant.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1






1946-D 50¢ WRPM-002          “Best Of” Variety

Description:  D/D South

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Light E/W die scratches through the Y of LIBERTY that runs to the D of GOD.  Short die scratch north from inside the right fork of the Y in LIBERTY.  Reverse:  N/S die scratch between the AM of AMERICA.  Die scratch south from the underside center of the M in AMERICA to the eagle's wing.

Submitted By:  Kevin Flynn

Cross References:  None known








1946-S 50¢ WRPM-001          “Best Of” Variety

Description: S/S North

Die Markers:  Obverse:  The obverse is a doubled die listed in the Wexler Doubled Die Files as 1946-S 50¢ WDDO-001.  A close Class II spread towards the center shows on the sun rays, the left lower gown and IN of IGWT.  Tripling shows on the far left lower gown.  E/W die scratch below the right side breast.  Reverse:  The reverse is a doubled die listed in the Wexler Doubled Die Files as 1946-S 50¢ WDDR-002.  A close spread shows on the plumage above both claws of the eagle, the lower pine needles closest to the eagle, and the F of HALF.  Light die scratches north above the eagle's head.

Submitted By:  Brian Raines

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1, Fox: V-101