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Pre-1965 WALKING LIBERTY HALF DOLLARS - 90% Silver (.715 Oz of Silver for Every $1 Face Value)

Pre-1965 WALKING LIBERTY HALF DOLLARS - 90% Silver (.715 Oz of Silver for Every $1 Face Value)
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$ 5 Face $15.64 $140.60
$ 500 Face $15.14 $13,880.00
$ 2000 Face $14.84 $55,100.00
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Buy Junk Silver Coin Bags of Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollars

The Walking Liberty Half is one of the most popular and beautiful designs ever minted by the US Mint. These beauties were produced from 1916 through 1947. They traveled in American's pockets and purses for decades when the US dollar could still be deemed honest money, redeemable in for silver coins.

One of the most popular ways to invest in silver bullion coins is buying circulated US half dollars minted prior to 1965. These coins, along with Pre-1965 dimes and quarters, are commonly referred to as "junk" silver, or 90% silver. The term "junk" silver developed in the 1970s. Savvy people began pulling these coins from circulation and trading them at dollar values based on their silver content. Coin dealers applied the term to distinguish this circulated coinage with no collectible value from more collectible coins they wanted to sell at higher prices. Making the coin prices on "junk" silver more appealing to buyers more interested in the silver content, versus the condition of the coin.

Today these coins are widely traded by bullion dealers. They are very popular because they often cost less than other US bullion coins such as US Silver Eagles. Half dollars, which each contain .358 ounces of actual silver content, are also much smaller than the 1-ounce American Eagles. Preparedness minded investors consider official, recognizable US coins in smaller sizes ideal for use in barter. 90% US silver half dollars are anything but "junk", despite being referred to that way.

Silver Kennedy half dollars, the Franklin half dollar, and Liberty half dollars are the variety these half dollars come in and an excellent store of value. Americans buying gas in 1964 could have purchased 1.667 gallons of gasoline for fifty cents -- the face value of one of these coins. Today, these coins have a value which is still roughly equivalent to that amount of gas. The fiat dollar may buy dramatically less, but the purchasing power of silver has held up very well.

All US silver coins struck in 1964 or earlier were minted with 90% silver and 10% copper. Please note: the copper content of these rare coins is excluded from any calculation of pricing. Only the silver content is valued!

So what makes these silver coins a good investment? Each dollar of face value contains .715 ounces of actual silver content, so a full junk silver coin bag ($1,000 face value) contains 715 ounces of silver.

Pre-1965 half dollar silver coins are older and carry historical interest, but no additional premium is added to their price based on age , condition or collectible value. The coins are delivered unsorted, with any batch containing a variety of minting dates and coin conditions.

Silver Half Dollars Value Chart

Coin Type
Typical Uncirculated
Kennedy Half Dollars Silver (Common date) 1964 $7.00-$15.00
Kennedy Half Dollars Silver Clad (No rare dates) 1965-1969 $5.00-$10.00
Kennedy Half Dollars Bicentennial (Dated 1776-1976) (Common date) 1975-1976 Face Value
Kennedy Half Dollars Clad 1971-Present Face Value

Are Silver Half Dollars a Good Investment?

Pre-1965 silver half dollar coins do offer several advantages. First, they are significantly smaller than 1 ounce products, which makes them ideal for bartering in smaller transactions.

Secondly, like bullion rounds, this form of silver offers a low premium over the spot market price of silver. The market value of "junk silver" is often very close to the actual melt value of the coins. Investors can get more ounces of silver for whatever they plan to spend by choosing half dollars in favor of more expensive alternatives.

Thirdly, they are legal U.S. tender, albeit only for the face value of $.50. While it would be a very bad idea to spend these coins for the face value, their status as legal tender backed by the U.S. government does instill a measure of trust and confidence. That could be important when the time comes to sell or trade them.

Finally, silver junk bags are bought and sold in huge quantities and are therefore very liquid - easy to buy and easy to sell.

Silver half dollars are machine counted into bags when a client's order is released to be packed and shipped. Money Metals can accommodate orders starting as small as $5 face value (10 coins). Silver coin bags of dimes and quarters are available in addition to half dollars and are generally priced even lower. Making the cost and the coin values, a great choice for those looking to spend less, yet still obtain silver. Or a great choice for those coin collecting, because you're able to buy them in bulk, giving you a variety of dates.

Silver Content per Silver Coin Size:
Pre-1965 Silver Dimes contain 0.0715 troy ounces of silver
Pre-1965 Silver Quarters contain 0.17875 troy ounces of silver
Pre-1965 Silver Half-Dollars contain 0.3575 troy ounces of silver

Product Specifications

Mint Facility: United States Mint
Denomination: Half-Dollar
Date: 1916-1947
Quality / Type: Circulated
Purity: 90% silver, 10% copper (.715 troy oz. silver content per dollar of face value)
Metal Weight: Half-Dollar - .358 troy ounces

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Our current buy pricing is $19.80 per $1 face value and we will buy up to 3,575 ounces at this price. Simply call us on any weekday to lock pricing at 1-800-800-1865.

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Shipping Info

Expedited shipping may be available for an extra fee. Please call 1-800-800-1865 for a quote.

We take great pride in the way your order is packaged and delivered.

You can expect:

  • Prompt Shipping – We ship orders shortly after your payment has been cleared – generally within 2 business days.
  • Fully Insured – We fully insure all shipments with Lloyd's of London.
  • Privacy – Your package will have no external markings that provide any clue as to the contents. Because we insure packages with Lloyd's of London, we do not declare a value or insure with the carrier.
  • Accountability for Package Contents – Your order will be packed under video surveillance, weighed and double checked prior to shipping to ensure you receive exactly what you ordered.
  • Professional Packaging – Your order will be packaged securely and professionally.
  • Certain Exclusions – Empty US Mint Silver Eagle boxes and Copper Pennies are not eligible for free shipping
  • Tracking – We will provide you with the carrier's tracking number for your shipment so you can monitor its progress and plan for delivery.
  • Signature Confirmation – Delivery carriers are instructed to request a signature upon delivery (on orders containing at least 4 ounces or more worth of silver, or any gold order).
Cost to Ship & Insure
(absent periodic special offers for free or discounted shipping)
Insured Value Cost
Up to $499.99 $7.97
Insured Value Cost
$500.00 + FREE

Customer Reviews

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collecting silver vintage

By Michael W. on September 6th, 2022

Very nice .358 ounce each. History replayed.

Super surprised

By Mauricio S. on July 8th, 2022

I ordered a $5 face value and was pleased and surprised with what I got.. some were rough as I expected but one was from 1937 and it was MINT conditioned and just seeing that i was pleased with the lot not to mentioned i got one 1917 and a 1918 worned but could've been a lot worse and an 1923 and that piece was pretty rough.. overall extremely happy... thank you MMX

Good Value

By Clara C. on April 9th, 2022

The orders arrived promptly as expected. These beautiful half dollars are good to have for potential barter because they are so recognizable and the interesting step back in U.S. history is a bonus.

Just as good second time 'round

By Robert S. on February 9th, 2022

This my second buy of 10 pre-1965 halves. I did just as good this round. Only double was 1964 JFK. That's okay I have a JFK section in my collection. Each has bag marks on JFK's cheek and the reverse is flawless. They both have a light gold tone. I got 6 Walkers. One the date is worn away. I got a 1917 in good shape and a 42, 43, 46S and 47D. These are very nice coins with full rims and very clear lettering. My last two are Franklins. 1952 & 1963. On the obverse there are bag marks on Franklins cheek. The reverse shows little or no wear. I like this buying option. Sure beats surfing the 'net. I'll be back next month.

Great Halves

By Geoffrey S. on November 5th, 2021

Awesome way to stack some silver. Interesting coins for collecting or just stacking silver. Money Metals is a great place to purchase your precious metals. I am very pleased with my purchases and the service from Money Metals.

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