The half dollar denomination was authorized by the Coinage Act of April 2, 1792 with the first half dollar coins being struck in 1794. Half dollars have been issued in eight design types and were struck in silver through 1964. From 1965-70 halves were struck in 40% silver clad and thereafter circulation strikes have been made of a copper-nickel clad composition. Though the half dollar is all but ignored by the public as a circulating coin, it is widely collected by numismatists. The early types within the series have been extensively researched and are collected by date and type by collectors as well as by die variety by advanced specialists. The Walking Liberty half dollar type (1916-1947) is renowned as one of the most beautiful coins ever made by the United States Mint and is the basis of the silver eagle bullion coin currently issued. The Franklin Half (1948-1963) and the Kennedy Half (1964-Present) both are very popular amongst collectors as well. No matter what the area of interest, there is something for everyone to be enjoyed within this series. U.S. Rare Coin Investments deals in all half dollars so whether buying or selling please contact us today to discuss how we can serve you.
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