Have any Barber half dollar coins in your collection? Here’s an informative and entertaining look at the 1965, 1985, and 2005 values of Barber half dollars.
Half Dollar Coins
The U.S. Mint has made half dollars since 1807 in this order: Capped Bust half dollars (1807-1839), Seated Liberty half dollars (1839-1891), Barber half dollars (1892-1915), Walking Liberty half dollars (1916-1947), Franklin half dollars (1948-1963), Kennedy half dollars (1964-present). Here's everything you want to know about US half dollar coins, their current values, tips for collecting them, how to grade half dollars to determine condition & value, and ways to buy silver half-dollars on a budget.
Here are 5 reasons you may want to jump on the silver half dollar bandwagon.
Walking Liberty half dollars, minted from 1916 to 1947, are often considered among the most beautiful coins in the world. Here are my best tips for collecting Walking Liberty half dollars (also known as Walker halves or Walking halves), including 6 ways to collect Walking Liberty half dollars that you probably haven’t thought of!
Here are the 5 categories of valuable coins you should be looking for.
Struck from 1807 to 1839, Capped Bust half dollars are large silver coins with a classic design. See the 2 kinds of Capped Bust half dollars, tips for collecting them, and their current value.
Seated Liberty half dollars were minted from 1839 through 1891 and remain a highly popular — and scarce — collectible coin to this day. See their current value here.
The 1955 proof set is the first United States proof set to come in a flat cellophane package.
The 1950 proof set was the first proof set made by the U.S. Mint since 1942. Featuring silver coins and the now-obsolete Lincoln wheat cent, the 1950 proof set is a popular coin set among coin collectors.
The first coin of any coin series is always among the most collected, so it’s no surprise that first-year coins are tops on many coin collectors’ want lists!
Kennedy half dollars are one of the most beloved and most popular coins to collect. See which ones are considered rare Kennedy half dollars, the current value of Kennedy half dollars, and everything you want to know about the Bicentennial half dollar — including the 1776 to 1976 half dollar value.
United States Bicentennial coins were released during 1975 and 1976 and remain a popular coin in circulation today.
Olympic coins are one of the most popular and diverse types of United States commemorative coins, with many different designs available.
Silver mint sets are great collectibles that contain old silver coins in uncirculated grades.
1965 was the year copper-nickel clad coins were first introduced to circulation in the United States. Today, copper-nickel clad coins continue to carry a heavy workload in circulation, while silver coins in pocket change have for decades been a thing of the past.
IRA investing can be made more fun — and shinier — if you use bullion coins as part of your IRA investment portfolio. But before you start buying bullion coins for your IRA portfolio, make sure you know some very important rules about which bullion coins are approved for IRA investing!
Common coins can be worth money. Finding them may be no harder than looking in your drawer or your parents’ attic.
Olympic coins honor sports and places and people related to the Olympics. Olympic coins are usually minted in half dollar to 10 dollar pieces.
Many American coins honor American landmarks. The landmarks range from the Lincoln Memorial to Mount Rushmore. All of these coins are available and affordable.
Commemorative military coins honor our nation’s bravest heroes. These U.S. coins honor military personnel and military events. Here are U.S. Military coin values.
Coin edge lettering has been around for years, but the Presidential dollar coins and Native American coins in 2007 brought edge lettering on coins back into the forefront. Here’s everything you want to know about edge lettering on U.S. coins.
In 2009, the U.S. Mint is issuing a fascinating variety and quantity of coins. Ranging from Lincoln bicentennial pennies to the 24 karat gold double eagle there is something for everyone in the 2009 United State Mint issue.
The proof sets for 2009 are the largest they have ever been. Each set has 18 coins and 4 lenses.
There are many interesting coins that are available for under $5. If you’re collecting coins and you don’t have a lot of money to spend, then you might want to start with these cheap coins.
Walking Liberty half dollars have, over the course of many years, increased in value well. Let’s look at how some Walking Liberty half dollars have performed over the course of 15 years.
Key and semi-key Walking Liberty half dollars are quite scarce and command high prices for higher grades. Some coins are so scarce that not every collector could buy them.