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1928 Half Dollar Value

Your 1928 half dollar value is a minimum of $11.52 - this is the how much a very worn coin is worth, but it can easily go higher.

Uncirculated 1928 Half Dollar Value

How well your old Walking Liberty half dollar has survived and the amount of wear to its surfaces determines if it is valued as a collectible or by silver content. These old half dollars from the 1920's are usually found very worn and in this condition worth silver value.

However, your coin becomes very desirable to collectors and dealers if it exhibits only slight wear. In above average condition value of a 1928 half dollar is often surprisingly high. And for exceptional coins... the "uncirculated" one pictured (it has no wear to its surfaces) is rare in this condition and priced above $1,600.

Your silver half dollars when inspected closely will show small differences in wear, luster and marks and all of these factors are involved in determining value. Judging the condition of your 1928 half dollar is demonstrated in pictures found just below the chart.

All 1928 half dollars were minted in San Francisco.

Your coin has a small "S" struck into its design, indicating the San Francisco mint. The mintmark is located on the reverse close to the rim. The other two mints, Philadelphia and Denver did not produce any half dollars in 1928.

1928 Half Dollar Value
 Condition of Coin
  1928 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Value Updated 6/17/2024
1928 S $11.52 $17.81 $281 $1,683

Rare 1928 Half Dollar Value

Any advanced collector of the Walking Liberty series will agree the 1928-S half dollar is one of the elusive dates to find in choice condition. When offered at auction or in dealer's inventory they sell at high value. The example shown attracted many bids at a David Lawrence rare coin auction settling at $3162 as the final price.

Rims toned a soft reddish brown frame centers of bright white. The original surfaces and toning both combined with a strong strike give this rare coin a remarkable eye appeal. With a closer look the delicate luster has been spared any serious contact with other coins. This lack of nicks and abrasions is a rarity.

Silver half dollars of the 1920's are rare in these top gem conditions. The popularity of collecting the series and the small supply available continues to raise values year after year. A steady demand raising the value of all 1928 half dollars.

Rare 1928 Half Dollar

1928 Half Dollar Value is Determined by Grade

Collectors assembling a set of Walking Liberty halves strive to add high quality examples to their collection. Generally fewer of these old silver half dollars from the 1920's survive in pleasing condition, as a result these nicer coins are worth more. To accurately place a value on yours, each is judged and a "grade" is resolved. Dealers and collectors both use the terms found below. Compare your coin to the images and descriptions, finding the grade and 1928 half dollar value.

1928 Half Dollar Uncirculated Condition

Uncirculated: Let's start with "uncirculated" condition, a very desirable and the highest valued condition. As the name implies it's a coin that has never circulated or has never been used, it does not have any wear. Your coin would appear as if freshly minted, although some toning is often present. Examine the highest parts of the surface, down the center of liberty from her head to foot, looking for signs of wear. If the coin has any rubbing the surface becomes dull.

Walking Liberty Half Dollar Extremely Fine Conditon

Extremely Fine: Light even wear limited to just the high points of the design is typical of a Walking Liberty half dollar in "extremely fine" condition. Folds and lines in Liberty's gown are clearly visible with slight loss of detail down the center. The sun and its rays still retain the roundness to their design, although wear is noticeable. Your coin is bold, very pleasing and well detailed.

1928 Half Dollar Fine Condition

Fine: Loss of gown and hand detail down the center of Liberty is a half dollar in "fine" condition. From Liberty's head to her foot is now smooth and distinctly flat in appearance. Her arm and hand has merged with the branch and her waist. The disk of the sun is flat, the rays visible but fading quickly towards the points.

Walking Liberty Half Dollar Good Condition

Good: Heavy wear and overall flatness to the coin define the "good" condition. Rims have begun to connect to the tops of the lettering and starting to obscure the date. Areas of "In God We Trust" are becoming faint. The center of Liberty is flat with no details. In this condition the typical 1928 half dollar value is based on silver content.

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Walking Liberty Half Dollar Value Chart

No surprise here, the large size and stately design insures Walking Liberty half dollars are one of the favorites with collectors. Value chart listing all dates and mintmarks, including more on 1928 half dollar value. Compare your coins to images in the section "how to grade Walking Liberty Halves" and accurately discover how much your old half dollars are worth. Becoming scarce, the early date Walking Liberty half dollars are beginning to break away from today's minimum silver coin value.

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Half Dollar Value Covering all Series

Many rare and valuable coins are found throughout the entire history of silver half dollars. Spanning 1794 through the 1960's discover how much these rare silver coins are worth. The Franklin series of half dollars, Barber, Seated Liberty and the early Bust half dollars are listed by date with values.

Return to Coin Values Discovery... find 1928 half dollar value and... a complete index of image and text links to all US Coin series, from Cents to Gold. Old coins retain a strong collector following. Walking Liberty halves are an example highlighing the value of silver in old coins. Additiionally, within each series are rare date and mintmark combinations with even greater demand. Revisit your box of old coins, today's value charts show a steady increase.

Minimum Silver Value | A Good Place to Start

Many of your old US silver coin values are tied closely to the price of silver. Pre 1965 silver dimes, quarters, half dollars and silver dollars are all heavy with 90% silver and worth many times their face value. With today's high value of silver; $29.17 per ounce as of 6/17/2024 your old half dollars are becoming surprisingly valuable. Today's Minimum Silver Coin Values