Who Buys Half Dollar Collections? We Do!

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It is easy to sell your half dollar collection or coin estate from the privacy of your home without the delay of consignment or hassle of eBay - and for a fair price. If you are looking to sell your entire half dollar collection to a trusted buyer with over 30 years experience buying from the public, you have found the right place. We are one of the top coin buyers and half dollar collection buyers in America. No collection is too large or small. We buy rare early capped bust half dollars as well as Seated Liberty and Barber half dollars, Walking Liberty and Franklin half dollars and even common pre-1965 Kennedy half dollars . Click the CONTACT US button below to tell us what you have.


Are old half dollars valuable?

Yes, some (but not all) are. Some of the more valuable half dollars are early capped bust half dollars, rare date half dollars, Carson City mint mark half dollars and rare/key date Walking Liberty half dollars and error coins. Contact us. For large collections, we can travel to you. We are located in the Nashville, Tennessee area.



Which half dollars are worth money?

Every half dollar is worth 50 cents, and some can be worth a fortune. But, like a winning lottery ticket, they are very, very rare. Here is a list of valuable half dollars:

We make a market in all US Mint half dollars. We have created a list of wanted half dollars to help you learn which are worth money.

Capped Bust Half Dollars

1815 to 1836 → all are wanted

Seated Liberty Half Dollars

1839-1891 → any are wanted

1842-O small date → better

1853-O → extremely rare

1855-S → better

1866-S NO MOTTO → better

1870-CC → better

1871-CC → better

1872-CC → better

1873-CC → better

1874-CC → better

1878-CC → better

1878-S → EXTREMELY RARE

1879 → better

1880 → better

1881 → better

1882 → better

1883 → better

1884 → better

1885 → better

1886 → better

1887 → better

1888 → better

1889 → better

1890 → better

1891 → better

all other Seated Liberty half dollars, any date → common but wanted

Barber Half Dollars

1892-1915 → all are wanted

1892-O Barber half dollar → better

1892-S Barber half dollar → better

1893-S Barber half dollar → better

1896-S Barber half dollar → better

1897-O Barber half dollar → better

1897-O Barber half dollar → better

1898-O Barber half dollar → better

1901-S Barber half dollar → better

1904-S Barber half dollar → better

1905-O Barber half dollar → better

1913 Barber half dollar → rare

1914 Barber half dollar → better

1915 Barber half dollar → better

all other Barber half dollars, any date → common but wanted, uncirculated grades are uncommon

Walking Liberty Half Dollars

1916-1947 → all are wanted

1916 Walking Liberty half dollar → better

1916-D Walking Liberty half dollar → better

1916-S Walking Liberty half dollar → better

1917-S obverse MM Walking Liberty half dollar → better

1919 Walking Liberty half dollar → better

1921 Walking Liberty half dollar → better

1921-D Walking Liberty half dollar → better

1921-S Walking Liberty half dollar → better

1938-D Walking Liberty half dollar → better

all other Walking Liberty half dollars, any date → all are common, in circulated grades we buy for silver, in uncirculated grades we pay premium prices, inquire./h3>

Franklin Half Dollars

1948-1963 → all are wanted

1950 PROOF Franklin half dollar → better

1951 PROOF Franklin half dollar → better

1952 PROOF Franklin half dollar → better

1953 PROOF Franklin half dollar → better

1948 to 1963 → all are common, in circulated grades we buy for silver, in uncirculated grades we pay premium prices, inquire.

Kennedy Half Dollars

1964 Half Dollars → all are wanted

1964-D Kennedy half dollar → better

1998-S Sillver, matte finish Kennedy half dollar → better

1965-Date Kennedy Half Dollars → all high grade and proofs wanted, sepecially certified


Where is the mint mark?

Seated Liberty half dollars → the mint mark is on the reverse, below eagle.

Barber half dollars → reverse, below eagle, like Morgan dollars.

Walking Liberty half dollars → the mint mark is on the obverse (front), to the left of the date.

Franklin half dollars → the mint mark is on the reverse (back), above the E in states...if missing, coin is from Philadelphia Mint.

Kennedy half dollars → the mint mark is on the reverse, above and to the right of A inH ALF...if missing the coin was minted at the Philadelphia Mint. Starting in 1968, the mint mark is on the obverse above date near W in WE.


Which half dollars have little value?

Some half dollars are only worth face value. All half dollars dated before 1965 have silver value and are worth much more than face value. But, some non-silver half dollars (1965-date) are not selling too well at this time such as common date, circulated Kennedy half dollars dated after 1964, heavily used half dollars, and half dollars from the last few years, and common modern half dollars. These are VERY common - spend them. They do not sell. We do not buy modern date heavily circulated half dollars unless we are forced as part of a larger collection of good coins. We do buy proof and certified modern half dollars.


What is a valuable old half dollar?

The 1878-S Seated Liberty half dollar is among the most valuable of all American coins, and one of the top half dollars for half dollar collectors to own. It can be worth thousands, even in bad shape, and who knows how much in #1 certified condition. If you have one of these, let us know!

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Capped Bust Half Dollars

Capped bust half dollars were issued from 1809 to 1837. We buy all capped bust half dollars in any condition. Send us your lists.

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Seated Liberty Half Dollars

These half dollars were first minted in 1838 and continued until 1891. We buy any seated Liberty half dollars in any quantity, but we are especially wanting to buy any of the Carson City mint marks from this series. Can you help?

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Barber Half Dollars

Barber half dollars were minted from 1892 to 1916. Most of these are fairly common in circulated condition, but there are rare and key dates we seek in any condition. The rare 1901-S is always wanted, of course. Contact us today.

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Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Walking Liberty half dollars were issued from 1916 to 1947. We see strong demand for Walking Liberty half dollars, all are worth more than face value. We especially need bulk coins in any condition. Let us know what you have.

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Franklin Half Dollars

Franklin Half Dollars were issued from 1948 to 1963. We especially want Franklin proofs in high grade.

Kennedy Half Dollars

We buy all uncirculated or circulated Kennedy half dollars in any condition, especially high grade proofs, certified or uncertified.