How Much Is A 50 Cent Coin Worth? (Value Guide)

Last Updated on March 29, 2022

For a variety of reasons, collector’s love silver coins. First and foremost, assembling a complete type set is not excessively expensive. A type set is a collection that includes one example of each of the major half dollar coin designs.

The half dollar is also a hefty coin. As a result, you may appreciate the coins in your hand without relying on magnifying glasses. It’s unusual to encounter a half dollar in circulation these days but not that the coins are hard to come by. All circulation strike Kennedy half dollars from 1971 and later are only valued at 50 cents face value.


How much is a 50 cent coin worth?

Certain 50-cent coins with this particular stamp can be worth anywhere from $20 to $800 depending on the condition.

In uncirculated condition, the 1995 P half dollar and 1995 D half dollar are worth around $3 each. The 1995 S proof half dollar is worth approximately $16 in PR 65 mint state. In good condition, a 2000 50 cent coin is worth $20-30.

1971 D BU Kennedy Half Dollar Choice Uncirculated US Mint

Are round 50 cent coins legal tender?

5c, 10c, 20c, and 50c coins are regarded legal currency with a face value of $5 according to the Currency Act 1965. You must switch to notes if the amount exceeds $5.

Are 50 cent coins rare?

The half dollar coin is a popular collectible for a variety of reasons. It’s unusual to find a half dollar in circulation these days (not that the coins are hard to come by).All circulation strike Kennedy half dollars struck after 1971 are only worth their face value of 50 cents, and all circulation strike coins from before that year are considered to be junk.

Are any Australian 50 cent coins valuable?

Any uncirculated 50 cent coin from 1969 (cv $25), 1971 ($55), 1972 ($55), 1973 ($60), 1974 ($35), 1985 ($13), 1993 ($22) , and 1997 ($30) is worth more than any commemorative 50c coin.

Are 50 cent coins still made?

Yes, half dollars are still produced, but there are a few circumstances behind their scarcity. The silver content of the JFK 50 cent piece was reduced by Congress later on. Furthermore, since 1970, the coins have been composed of a mix of copper and nickel.

What are the rarest silver 50 cent coins?

The most elusive half dollar coin is the 1873-S with no arrows, which you may not find in any quantity. Those coins aren’t known to have survived. If you don’t count over-dates, proofs, and odd varieties, the rarest half dollar coin is the 1873-S without arrows.

The 1796 and 1797 halves are the rarest coins in existence, with just a few hundred examples each year. The Mint produced only 1,500 seated liberty half dollars between 1878 and 1890, so they’re challenging to come by. Each coin should be judged on its own merits rather than on the basis of what it is worth.

How much silver is in an old half dollar?

There’s no easy answer to determine the value of any half-dollar silver coin. However, knowing the silver content of coins minted after 1891 with a face value of 50 cents is beneficial.

Since 1892, the quarter has contained .361 ounces of pure silver. So, to figure out the melt value of a half dollar, take the price of silver per ounce and divide it by .361.

Many coins will have circulated to the point that they will be worth less than melt, despite the fact that some of them may still contain a substantial amount of silver. Because of their year and mint mark, other coins will be in great condition and rare; the high grade and uncommon coins will be valued based on their collector value rather than their silver worth.

Nonetheless, the majority of older half dollars you’ll find tucking away in a relative’s sock drawer are undoubtedly only worth their silver value. It’s also worth noting that instead of 90% silver, 1965 to 1970 JFK half dollars are made up of 40% silver.

Jackie Palmer is a Houston-based coin journalist and fashion enthusiast. She joined Jewels Advisor’s content team after years of experience as a content strategist, managing blogs and social channels for local stores. Jackie mostly collects and studies US coins produced during the 20th century and over the years, published hundreds of articles for multiple coin publications.