What Is a 1961 Half Dollar?


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A 1961 half dollar is a metallic coin from the United States dated 1961. Benjamin Franklin is on the front of the coin, and the Liberty Bell is on the back. The coin's weight is 12.5 grams.

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These half dollars were made as currency, and at the time of their creation they were valued at fifty cents. The value of the coin has since risen. The 1961 half dollars are made of 90% silver and 10% copper. As of 2014, anyone in possession of an uncirculated, unused 1961 half dollar could sell it for about $13, according to CoinFlation.com. Buying one could cost anywhere from $12 to $19, depending on if it was circulated.

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