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    Half Dollars Articles

    Franklin Half Dollar (1948-1963)

    The U.S. Mint has been around since shortly after the founding of this great country, and since its inception the U.S. Mint has produced coinage not only for the United States but for other countries as well. The mint was originally founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but later began to branch out as it grew. With…

    Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916-1947)

    The Walking Liberty design is one that very few coin collectors will fail to recognize, heralded as one of the best designs to ever grace a US coin. The evocative image of Lady Liberty seemingly gliding across a sunrise landscape is something that is near and dear to every American’s heart. In addition to the…

    Barber Half Dollar (1892-1915)

    The Barber Half Dollar was the third variety of the coin minted by the US, and featured a design that had never been used before. Straight from the offing, this coin’s design was heralded as being intricate beyond words, yet simple enough that the coin’s faces did not appear to be overcrowded. Minted for less…

    Bust Half Dollar (1794-1839)

    The Half Dollar was produced since the very first days of the US Mint’s existence and was a very popular coin amongst US citizens. The first version of the Half Dollar was known as the Bust Half Dollar and was introduced in 1794. Produced up until the late 1830s, this version of the Half Dollar…

    Seated Liberty Half Dollar (1839-1891)

    The Seated Half Dollar, or Seated Liberty Half Dollar as it is sometimes known, was the second variety of Half Dollar ever produced. First introduced in 1839, the coin was quite different from the Bust Half Dollar that preceded it. The design was altered and the general public absolutely loved the coin, which probably explains…