Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers, Atlanta’s premier silver coin dealer, is one of the leading buyers and sellers of silver half dollars in the state of Georgia. Not only do we pay extremely competitive rates on common date circulated condition silver halves, but we also have the expertise to identify any key date or low mintage silver half dollars that you might have in your coin collection, and pay leading rates for these coins.
The most common types of 90% silver half dollars are Barber half dollars, which were minted from 1892 – 1915, Walking Liberty half dollars, which were minted from 1916 – 1947, Franklin half dollars, which were minted from 1948 – 1963 and 1964 Kennedy half dollars. Kennedy half dollars minted from 1965 – 1970 also contain silver, but it’s a lower purity at 40%.
Out of the previously mentioned silver half dollars, Barber Head halves include the greatest number of low mintage or key date coins, including the 1892-O, 1892-S, 1893-S, 1896-S, 1897-O, 1897-S, 1913, 1914 and 1915 half dollars. The mintage of all of these coins, with the exception of the 1892-S, was under 1 million. The primary key date Walking Liberty half dollars are the 1916-S (obverse mint mark), 1921, 1921-D, 1921-S and 1938-D. The most valuable of the Walking Liberty half dollars is the 1921-D.
While Franklin halves and Kennedy halves don’t contain any key date coins in circulated condition, Franklin half dollars in brilliant uncirculated condition from 1948, 1949 and 1950 sell at a higher premium than most of the other Franklin half dollars. The highest end examples can be found as part of silver proof or mint sets, which are typically well preserved.
Not only do some of the aforementioned half dollars sell at a premium, but high end complete collections typically sell for a premium above the individual value of the coins. Some early minted Barber Head and Walking Liberty half dollars are especially difficult to find in higher end condition, and complete sets can occasionally take months or even years to assemble.
Considering the state of the silver market, and demand for 90% silver coins in particular, now is an excellent time to sell silver half dollars. Premiums being paid on the coins are at the highest rates since 2008. While premiums are at their highest level in five years, the price of silver is still below the highs set in April of 2011, so the case can also be made for buying silver half dollars at this time.
In summary, whether you’re in the market to buy or sell silver half dollars, Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers should be your coin dealer of choice. Not only do we have the knowledge and expertise to identify key date coins, but we also pay leading rates for rare coins. Additionally, we sell silver halves at equally competitive rates, so contact us today to receive the most value for your coins.