Silver Half Dollars

Flowing Hair Half Dollar

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Flowing (1794-1795) 13.48 89% silver, 10% copper The Flowing Hair Half Dollar was the first half dollar minted by the United States of America in 1794 and again in 1795, at their first mint which was in Philadelphia.  A Mint has been in operation in … Continue reading »

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Draped Bust Half Dollar

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Draped (1796, 1797,1801-1803, 1805-1807) 13.48 89% silver, 10% copper The Draped Bust Half Dollar was minted from 1796 thru 1807.  There are two types.  The “small eagle reverse” which was designed by John Eckstein and struck in 1796 and 1797 for a total of 3,918.  … Continue reading »

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Capped Bust Half Dollar

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Capped (1807-1815, 1817-1836) 13.48 89% silver, 10% copper Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Capped (1836-1839) 13.36 90% silver, 10% copper The Capped Bust Half Dollar was struck between 1807 thru 1839.  There are rumors of Proof coins being struck in … Continue reading »

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Barber Half Dollar

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Barber (1892-1916) 12.5 90% silver, 10% copper The Barber Half Dollar silver coin was minted from 1892 to 1916.  They are named after their designer Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber.   They all have a reeded edge and composed of 90% silver and 10% copper.  The … Continue reading »

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Seated Liberty Half Dollars

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Seated (1853-1873, 1875-1891) 12.44 90% silver, 10% copper Seated (1873 & 1874) 12.5 90% silver, 10% copper The Seated Liberty Half Dollars were minted from 1839 to 1891.  These 30.6 millimeter diameter silver coins weigh 13.36 grams from 1839 to 1853 (Type I) and changed … Continue reading »

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Franklin Half Dollar

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Franklin (1948-1963) 12.5 90% silver, 10% copper The silver Franklin Half Dollar (1948 to 1963) was based on designs by the United States Mint eighth Chef Engraver, John R. Sinnock before he passed away on May 14th, 1947.   Sinnock original Franklin coin designs were at first intended … Continue reading »

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Kennedy Half Dollar

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Kennedy (1964) 12.5 90% silver, 10% copper Kennedy (1965-1970, 1976-S) 11.5 40% silver, 60% copper The silver Kennedy Half Dollar came about shortly after the assassination of the President John F. Kennedy, on November 22nd, 1963, the United States’ Congress authorized putting his portrait on … Continue reading »

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Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Walking Liberty (1916-1921, 1923, 1927-1929, 1933-1947) 12.5 90% silver, 10% copper The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was designed by sculptor Adolph A. Weinman in 1916 and was minted from 1916 to 1945.  It weighs 12.50 grams, 30.6mm diameter, and 1.8mm thick.  It’s made of 90% … Continue reading »

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