They are still prized by both collectors and investors. Here are some highlights of these coins.
These coins were common in circulation until silver was removed from US coinage in 1965. Comprised of 90% silver, 10% copper; each dollar of face value contains about 0.715 troy ounces of silver. 90% silver half dollars are a commonly traded and widely recognized investment product. Since their value is based primarily on silver content rather than collectible value, "junk silver coins" are one of the lowest-premium US Mint products available. The United States Mint produced 90% silver coinage from the 1790s to the 1960s.For most of American history, these coins were commonly encountered in everyday commerce. When silver prices rose due to inflation in the 1960s, the melt value of these coins began to exceed their face value, and wise collectors hoarded them. In 1965, faced with a dearth of circulating coinage, the Mint eliminated silver from most American coins. Today, most coins are made from a copper-nickel alloy and contain no silver. However, circulated 90% silver coins are still traded as an investment product around the world.
These coins are sometimes referred to as "junk silver" because they are in circulated condition, but make no mistake: they are a wise investment, indeed. Half dollars are a convenient way to own silver.Each coin contains a little over one-third ounces of pure silver. Should silver ever be used as a means of barter or become part of everyday commerce once again, these half dollars will be common and widely-accepted. Additionally, they are a special part of American numismatic history, as these beautiful coin designs have not been seen in everyday life for over a half century. The design of these Walking Liberty half dollars was produced by Adolph Weiman in 1916. The dime and quarter were also redesigned this year, but the Walking Liberty design of the half dollar is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful in the history of numismatics.
Though the design was replaced by the Franklin half dollar in 1948, it was revived in 1986 for the US Mint's new one-ounce silver bullion coin, the American Silver Eagle. These half dollars are packaged in convenient tubes of 20 coins apiece. There is approximately 7.15 troy ounces of pure silver in each tube.
These tubes are an affordable and popular way to own low premium silver. Thank you very much for looking at our listings! 7.15 Troy Ounces Per Roll. Coin: 30.6 mm Roll: 30 mm.Coin: 2.2 mm Roll: 49 mm. The item "20 Coin Roll Lot Of 90% Silver $10 FV USA Made Walking Liberty Half Dollars" is in sale since Sunday, July 9, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Mixed Lots". The seller is "lspmex" and is located in Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Viet nam, Uruguay.