Half Dollars

Introduction to Half Dollars

Half Dollars represent a distinct segment in the world of numismatics and precious metal investing. These coins, minted by the United States Mint, hold both historical significance and modern appeal. Investors often consider Half Dollars for their silver content and potential for appreciation.

Half Dollar values can vary quite a bit depending on things like current silver prices, how scarce the coin is, and what shape it's in. Many investors incorporate these coins into their portfolios as a means of diversification, balancing their holdings between precious metals and other assets.

Mints and Manufacturers

The United States Mint stands as the primary producer of Half Dollars. Founded way back in 1792, this mint has been a cornerstone of American money-making for more than 200 years. The U.S. Mint operates facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point, each contributing to the production of various coin series.

Featured Half Dollar Products

Pure offers a range of Half Dollar options to suit different collector and investor preferences:

  1. 90% Walking Liberty Halves: Minted from 1916 to 1947, these coins feature Lady Liberty on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse. They contain 90% silver and weigh 0.715 troy ounces.

  2. 90% Kennedy Halves (BU): These Brilliant Uncirculated coins from 1964 depict President John F. Kennedy on the obverse and the presidential seal on the reverse. They also contain 90% silver.

  3. 90% Franklin Halves (BU): Minted between 1948 and 1963, these coins showcase Benjamin Franklin on the obverse and the Liberty Bell on the reverse. They maintain their original mint luster in BU condition.

  4. 90% Mixed Halves: This assortment features an eclectic mix of Half Dollar designs, each coin boasting a 90% silver content. It offers a mix of historical designs at a potentially lower premium.

  5. 90% Barber Halves: Produced from 1915 to 1919, these coins feature Charles E. Barber's Liberty design on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse.

Each of these options falls under the Junk Silver category, which refers to pre-1965 U.S. coins valued primarily for their silver content.

Investing in Half Dollars

Investors often choose Half Dollars for their combination of numismatic interest and precious metal content. The 90% silver content in many Half Dollar series provides a tangible silver investment, while the historical designs offer potential for numismatic appreciation.

Keep in mind that if you're thinking about investing in Half Dollars, their value can go up and down as time passes. It fluctuates based on things like how well they've been kept, how rare they are, and what silver is currently fetching on the market. Though many collectors prefer pristine Brilliant Uncirculated coins, others gravitate towards circulated pieces, which often come with lower premiums over the current silver market value.

Pure offers a range of Half Dollar options to suit various investment strategies and collector interests. Whether you seek numismatic treasures or silver bullion alternatives, Half Dollars present a unique opportunity to own a piece of American coinage history.

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