Surprising Half Dollar Value

Yes, your half dollar value is trending upwards. Collector demand is driving values higher and all old half dollars minted before 1965, because of silver, are worth $7.40 each.

Uncirculated Bust Half, Seated Liberty, Barber, Walking Liberty and Franklin Half Dollar

Examine your halves closely and you are sure to find, many are more valuable. Collectors and dealers determine value by these four factors...

Dates: From one date to the next values sometime change dramatically. For example, a 1912 Barber Half, pictured in the bottom left, is a $12.03 coin. The very next year 1913 is worth $60, followed by the 1914 worth $90 and a 1915 Barber half has a starting value of $85 each.

Mint Marks: Used to indicate the different branch mint facilities. At times these mints produced rarities because of low production. Well worth searching through your coins to identify.

Varieties: To illustrate, the 1917 Walking Liberty half has two varieties. One variety with the mintmark on the Obverse, being more valuable than the second variety with the mintmark on the reverse.

Condition: The condition of your coins is very important in determining your half dollar value. However, it is one the most difficult to get right. Images describing how to grade your coins are found within each series.

All these factors are covered in detail within each half dollar series. Discover any rare half dollars in your box by following the image or text links below.

Bust Half Dollars | Discover Their High Values

Early halves are highly popular with a starting value of $45 each. Compare your coins to the grading images and value charts. The older dates are worth hundreds of dollars in nice condition.

Seated Liberty Half Dollar | Majestic

This classic American half dollar requires a second look. With minimum values of $33 to $35, and additional high outstanding values for numerous rare dates. Check your coins today and compare them to the grading images and value charts. Discover the value of your old half dollars.

Barber Half Dollar Value | On the Rise

A new age of collectors are discovering the Barber Half. Their demand is driving prices higher. In "Fine" condition each is worth $25 or more. Your half dollar value is truly surprising. Evaluate you coins using the grading images and check the value charts.

Walking Liberty Half Dollar Value

No surprise here, the beauty of the Walking Liberty half dollar makes them one of the favorites of collectors. The right coin at auction can reach hundreds of dollars. The series is covered in detail with grading images and coin value charts.

Franklin Half Dollars Rising With Silver

Silver value forms the base price of the Franklin Half. All are heavy silver coins worth a minimum of $7.40 each. Mostly collected in Uncirculated condition. However there are few rare dates to look for. Values are listed with grading images to help discover your rare coins.

Rare Half Dollar Values

Your old half dollars represent serious money now. For the fun of it take a look at a dozen selected rare dates.

Rare Half Dollar Value

  Condition of Coin
Date Good - G Fine - F Extremely Fine
Bust Half Dollar 1794-1839
1795 $888 $2,099 $9,288 $33,000
1806 $211 $441 $1,500 $8,006
1836 $40 $58 $124 $1,156
Seated Liberty Half Dollar 1839-1891
1858-O $37 $50 $95 420
1877-CC $56 $104 $223 1283
1878 $32 $81 $116 555
Barber Half Dollar 1982-1915
1892-O $198 $345 $454 $933
1897-O $104 $276 $1,019 RARE
1904-S $34 $354 $2,340 RARE
Walking Liberty Half Dollar 1916-1947
1921 $122 $244 $1,321 RARE
1921-D $213 $385 $1,854 RARE
1921-S $31 $171 $2,860 RARE
Rare Half Dollar Value Updated 2014

As prices reach these lofty levels accurate "Grading" is a necessity. The amount of wear and your coins overall condition determines the "Grade" . The value charts show clearly, the sometimes dramatic difference, from one grade to the next.

The date, mintmark, variety and condition all affect the value. These factors and more are necessary to determine your half dollar value accurately. From early halves to Franklin halves, values are on the rise.

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Date by Date
In Depth Franklin Half Dollar Values

1948 1954 1960
1949 1955 1961
1950 1956 1962
1951 1957 1963
1952 1958  
1953 1959  

Date by Date
In depth Walking Liberty Half Dollar Value

1916 1929 1941
1917 1933 1942
1918 1934 1943
1919 1935 1944
1920 1936 1945
1921 1937 1946
1923 1938 1947
1927 1939
1928 1940