Today the Walking Liberty design is regarded as one of the most beautiful coin designs in U.S. history, and has even been used to produce American Silver Eagle today, but it wasn`t always held in such high regard. The Walking Liberty design featured many new motifs, including Lady Liberty with an American flag draped around her as she carries branches of laurel and oak. The reverse displays and eagle perched near a branch of Mountain Pine, which was originally thought to be exclusive to the U.S. but was later discovered to not be true. The highly detailed design caused many issues when trying to achieve good contrast in the strike. Making examples like this MS65 San Francisco struck 1946 Walking Liberty Half Dollar a superb example of this iconic coin.