United States Half Dollars

United States Half Dollars

This awesome little coin was one the staples of the United States Monetary supply up until around 2000, at which time the coins were largely decommissioned.

These coins are now basically for the collector, and new coins only come in sets or purchases directly from the United States Mint.

Within the last 100 years the us has issued 4 different half dollars (minus commemoratives, the bicentennial, and other small variations)

This coin has a reeded edge with exactly 150 reeds or ridges. These ridges were implemented in an attempt to prevent handlers from shaving down the half dollars for there silver content. You may have noticed that all coins that have or do contain silver are reeded. The nickel and penny have never been reeded. (the Wartime Nickels are silver however, but that's exception)

Kennedy Half Dollar (1965 to 2022)

Kennedy Half Dollar

The Kennedy Half Dollar was created as a memorial to the President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated in 1963 and is still being minted to this day. (read more)

Ben Franklin Half Dollar (1948 to 1963)

Franklin Half Dollar

Ben Franklin Silver Half Dollar contains 90% silver and does a good job paying respect to one of the founders of our great country the United States of America. (read more)

Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916 to 1947)

Walking Liberty

The Walking Liberty Half Dollars are among our favorite coins. They were minted between 1916 and 1947 and are 90% Silver.

The front of the coin is graced by Lady Liberty herself as you can see from the image. (read more)

Barber/Liberty Head Half Dollar (1892 to 1916)

Barber Half Dollar

The front of this coin has the head of liberty crowned by a wreath. This coin looks very much like a Julius Caesar coin with the wreath in my opinion.

The back side or reverse side was engraved with the bald eagle grasping 13 arrows (representing the 13 original colonies) and an olive branch (representing peace). (read more)

All US Halves