Rare US Silver Half Dollars

| November 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Most people think that the silver in U.S. coins ended in 1964, but this isn't true. The Half Dollar Coin had silver in it until 1970. Many people spend the Half Dollars from 1965 to 1970, or sells them in rolls of halves they take to the bank, not realizing they are 40% silver.

Silver Half Dollars Available on eBay


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If the Half Dollar is dated 1964 or earlier, it is 90% silver. Halves dated from 1965 to 1970 are 40% silver. You might also find silver Proof Half Dollars, which are 90% silver and dated to current. Silver Proof Halves have very shiny, mirror-like surfaces and there is no copper color when you view the edge.

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Category: Rare US Coins, US Coins, US Silver Coins

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  1. Gold Coin Collector says:

    Found some really good coin deals on this page. Wish I had checked here sooner.

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