The Half Dollar is one of America’s most iconic and beloved coins. Once a mainstay of the economy and a vital part of American commerce, it has now virtually disappeared from circulation and has become an elusive treasure. But now, this is your chance to rediscover the beauty and history of America’s most famous Half Dollars – from century-old silver classics to the Kennedy Half Dollars that still excite collectors to this day.
1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar.
In 1892 and 1893, the United Sates Mint struck the first commemorative coin in U.S. history – a 90% silver Half Dollar to mark the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the New World. The coin features a portrait of Columbus by Charles E. Barber (who also designed the Barber Half Dollar), while the reverse showing Columbus’s Santa Maria flagship was designed by George T. Morgan, whose Morgan Silver Dollar is one of America’s most legendary coins. This coin has been out of issue for 125 years, and only a few remain!
JFK Complete Circulating 40% Silver Half Dollar Collection.
Due to the rising cost of silver, the U.S. Mint last made 90% silver coins in 1964. From 1965 to 1969, however, it made Kennedy Half Dollars for circulation in 40% silver … the only 40% silver coins in U.S. history released for circulation! This collection features each year’s 40% silver coin – a fabulous collection from a fascinating era in U.S. Mint history.
San Francisco Mint Barber Silver Half Dollar.
Charles E. Barber was one of America’s most famous and prolific coin designers, and his classic Barber Half Dollar is one of the iconic coins in American history. The coin was struck in the beauty of 90% silver, but it was made only from 1892 to 1915 – so it has been out of circulation for over a century. This coin was produced at the U.S. Mint in San Francisco with the famous “S” mint mark on the reverse, below the eagle.
Complete S-Mint Franklin Half Dollars.
The Franklin Half Dollar was made only from 1948 to 1963, but the U.S. Mint in San Francisco struck fewer coins than any other branch of the U.S. Mint. In fact, the coin was made in San Francisco with the “S” mint mark in only five years: 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, and 1954 – and this collection features all five coins in a deluxe presentation case. All coins were made in 90% silver.
Walking Liberty Half Dollar Mint Mark Collection – SAVE $20!
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is one of America’s most beautiful coins. Designed by sculptor Adolph A. Weinman, it features Liberty wrapped in the American flag while striding towards the rising sun and the dawn of a new day in American history. It was made only from 1916 to 1947, and this collection features one stunning coin from each of the three U.S. Mints where it was struck: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. All coins were made in 90% silver.
JFK Mint Mark Collection.
The Kennedy Half Dollar was first struck in 1964 to honor President John F. Kennedy, and it remains a moving tribute to one of our nation’s most popular leaders. However, it has not been released into circulation since 2001, making it increasingly hard to find even a single coin. This collection features superb uncirculated coins from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, plus a hard-to-find proof (the U.S. Mint’s highest quality strike) from the San Francisco Mint.