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    90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars ($10 Tube, Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $3.75 per oz over spot!

    Benjamin Franklin was one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States, but his role was far from the battlefields or the halls of Congress throughout much of his career. Franklin was an inventor and writer, and more importantly, an overseas d... Read More

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    90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars ($10 Tube, BU)

    You may receive coins of any year, which includes receiving coins that are all from the same year. For those investors, and even collectors, not interested in paying the higher premiums associated with premium bullion and proof coinage bearing iconic imagery, it is still possible to get involved in precious metal investing and collecting. 90% Silver coins from previous circulation in the United States are an excellent, affordable option. Right... Read More

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    90% Silver Barber Half Dollars ($10 Tube, Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $11.99 per oz over spot!

    By 1890, American silver coins in circulation had largely featured the same issue since the 1830s. The Seated Liberty design featured on half-dime, dim, quarter, and half-dollar coins from 1836 to 1891, and was also on the silver dollar until 1873. The replace... Read More

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    90% Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollars ($10 Roll, BU)

    JM Bullion is pleased to bring you this $10 face value roll of Silver Walking Liberty Half-Dollars. These unique half-dollars were produced by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1947. Because they were minted before the production of silver coinage ceased, they remain among the few existing currencies to contain any silver in their composition. The combined silver content... Read More

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    90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars ($100 FV, Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $3.80 per oz over spot!

    The 90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollar is now available from JM Bullion in $100 face value bags. Each bag contains about 71.5 troy ounces of pure silver featuring 200 coins in varied stages of condition. Only minted by the US for one year in 1964, the Kennedy Half... Read More

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    90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars ($100 FV, Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $4.49 per oz over spot!

    This 90% Silver Bag features $100 face value of pre-1965 Silver Franklin Half Dollars. Each coin in the bag is in average circulated condition and has a $.50 USD face value. This means that each bag will contain 200 coins total. The Silver Franklin half-dol... Read More

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    90% Silver Barber Half Dollars ($100 FV, Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $9.99 per oz over spot!

    Charles E. Barber served as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1879 until his death in office in 1917. Barber is renowned for his Barber Coinage, designs for the dime, quarter, and half dollar which were all created by him for use on American circul... Read More

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    90% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars ($500 FV, Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $4.25 per oz over spot!

    The Kennedy Half Dollar coin design is one of the more unique in American history, not necessarily for its imagery, but for the timing of its arrival. Prior to 1965, all silver denominations in the US had 90% silver in the content of the coin. The last date ma... Read More

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    90% Silver Coins ($500 FV, Circulated, Half Dollars)

    Any quantity available for $4.25 per oz over spot!

    For those investors, and even collectors, not interested in paying the higher premiums associated with premium bullion and proof coinage bearing iconic imagery, it is still possible to get involved in precious metal investing and collecting. 90% Silver coins f... Read More

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    40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars ($1 FV, Circulated)

    The United States Mint no longer produces circulation currency using silver and gold, but that was not always the case. The most recent coins in US circulation featuring higher silver contents were the Kennedy Half Dollar coins available from 1965 to 1970. Right now, you can purchase 40% Silver Coins with a total face value of $1 (USD) online from JM Bullion. Coin Highl... Read More

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    40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollars ($10 FV, Circulated)

    Please note that this product may be packaged in resealable bags at our discretion. JM Bullion is please to present $10 bags of Kennedy Half Dollars. These coins range between 1965-1970 and are in various forms of condition. These United States silver coins are collectible and worthy of investment. Each bag contains approximately 2.95 ounces of pure silver. Though re... Read More

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    90% Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollars ($10 FV, Circulated)

    As low as $4.21 per oz over spot!

    One of the most famous coins from American circulation history is the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. Introduced by the United States Mint in 1916, the coins feature one of the greatest images ever display on an American coin. Right now, you can purchase 90% Silv... Read More

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    90% Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollars ($100 FV, Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $3.35 per oz over spot!

    These bags of 90% Silver Half Dollars contain $100 in face value of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. These coins were designed by Adolph A. Weinman and were minted by the United States from 1916 to 1947. Each bag holds 200 of these coins, containing a total of... Read More

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    90% Silver Coins ($100 FV, Circulated, Half Dollars)

    Any quantity available for $3.99 per oz over spot!

    Please Note: Picture is an example only. Coins will be from designs of our choice based on our current inventory and may be a collection of the same design. When most investors think of investment-grade coins or collectable coins from the United States Mint... Read More

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    90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars ($500 FV, Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $4.25 per oz over spot!

    Benjamin Franklin is one of the only non-presidential figures to ever feature on a circulation coin in the United States. During an era in which the US Mint was replacing old images of Liberty with former US Presidents, Franklin found his way onto the half dol... Read More

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    Silver Half Dollars from JM Bullion

    Silver half dollars are a popular item in the United States. These coins are usable as legal tender, and they are also valuable to collectors and investors. Silver half dollars produced before 1970 contained actual silver; however, the tender we know as silver half dollars that were minted after 1970 don’t actually contain any of the precious metal.

    Silver Half Dollar Production

    Silver half dollars were produced for a number of reasons. First, this was the standard at the time of the minting. Precious metals were used around the world at the time for regular currency. In addition to this, silver was the cheapest and easiest precious metal to mint into currency until the 1960s.

    The silver half dollars in the United States have been minted in several different cities. You can tell where the coin was minted by the mint mark on the coin. If there is no mint mark, it was produced in Philadelphia. An O means that it was minted in New Orleans, an S means San Francisco, a D indicates Denver, and a CC is Carson City.

    A Brief History of The US Silver Half Dollar

    The production of silver half dollars in the United States started in the early 1790s. These pieces have a face value of $0.50; however, depending on the year the coin was minted, it may be worth much more than this. From 1790 to 1965 every single coin in the mint was made with 90% pure silver. From 1965 to 1970, this dropped to 40% silver. However, since 1970 the coins have been made without silver.

    The coins were particularly popular in the first half of the 20th century. They were popular for gaming, as well as spending on consumer items. Over time, they have become less popular due to the rise of paper money and eventually the use of cards for all types of transactions.

    In 1964, the half dollars were taken from circulation. This is because they had the Kennedy design, and they were pulled from circulation for sentimental reasons. On top of this, the pre-1960 coins were collected and kept, because of the amount of silver used. As the prices of silver continued going up, more of the silver half dollar coins started being hoarded.

    Design Changes

    Over the years, there have been several different designs for the silver half dollar. The first design was the Flowing Hair design. This was minted from 1794-1795. After this, the Draped Bust was popular from 1796-1807. This design offered two variations – the Small Eagle and the Heraldic Eagle. The Capped Bust came next, from 1807-1839, and also offered two variations, one with a motto and one without. The Seated Liberty, both with and without a motto came from 1839-1891. After that was the Barber design from 1892-1915. 1916-1947 offered an image of Walking Liberty. Franklin took the place of Liberty from 1948-1963. After this, Kennedy was the last 90% silver half dollar available in 1964. The Kennedy design has been used in the 40% silver and the no-silver options since then.

    Significance of Silver Half Dollars

    In the 1960s, it became clearly evident that the silver half dollar was no longer going to be worth the cost of the silver. With the rising cost of silver, the coins became more expensive to produce than their face value. Because of this, the government decided to start minting the coins with a smaller silver percentage. This helped save money on the minting.

    There are many different reasons that investors and collectors love silver half dollars today. Any of these coins minted before 1965 offer a high concentration of good quality silver. For collectors, finding these coins can be challenging, making it a fun and interesting piece. Even the coins from 1965-1970 offer real silver that you can’t get in today’s silver half dollars.

    On top of the silver in the coins, many collectors find these interesting due to the history behind them. Finding the coins from a specific mint and year isn’t always easy. In most cases the older the coin, the more valuable it is to collectors, as long as it is still in good condition.

    Availability and Pricing

    Silver half dollars that are from the pre-1965 era are hard to come by. This, combined with the fact that the pricing on these coins changes depending on the silver market, makes them valuable pieces. While you can find silver half dollars from after 1970 fairly easily, those with 90% or even 40% silver are rare. This is because many people over the years decided to hold onto them, due to the rising price of silver.

    When you’re looking for a great collection piece or a way to diversify your portfolio of precious metals, silver half dollars have what you need. These pieces hold an interesting place in the history of the United States Mint and the country itself. Be sure to browse our wide selection of silver half dollars which are available in 40% and 90% silver. If you have any questions you can reach one of our helpful representatives at 800-276-6508.