Is the U.S. half-dollar still being made?

Answer As of 2011, the half-dollar continues to be made. It is of a copper and nickel composition, bears a portrait of President John F. Kennedy and was designed by U.S Mint sculptor-engraver Gilroy Rober... Read More »

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What is a the walking Liberty half dollar made of?

The walking Liberty half dollar, minted from 1916 to 1947, comprises 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. The coin gets its name from the figure of Liberty walking on the front. The reverse fea... Read More »

How much silver is in a half dollar?

Depending on when the coin was minted, a half dollar can contain 90 percent silver, 40 percent silver or no silver at all. Half dollars minted since 1971 are made solely of copper and nickle. Those... Read More »

How much silver is in a 1964 half dollar?

1964 marked the first year that John F. Kennedy was profiled on the American half dollar and also the last year in which silver comprised 90 percent of the coin (the other 10 percent was composed o... Read More »

How much silver is in a Franklin half dollar?

Manufactured between 1948 and 1963, the Franklin Silver Half Dollar is mostly silver with a little copper mixed in. Weighing a total of 12.5g--90 percent of which is silver--you can count on 11.25g... Read More »