The U.S. Silver Half Dollar Melt Value Calculator, shown below, can determine the total silver
value and total silver content of your U.S. Barber, Walking Liberty, Franklin, or Kennedy 90%
junk silver half dollars. Figure by quantity, rolls of half dollars, face value or weight. The
silver half dollar calculator only shows what the silver in your halves is worth (intrinsic
value), but not any numismatic (collector) or base metal value.
Use the silver half dollar calculator to see how much the silver in your halves is worth, or to
set a max bid on a silver half auction based on its silver content melt value.
You might also try one of the many other calculators from the drop-down menu above.
For your 40% silver half dollars, use the
Kennedy 40% Silver Half Dollar Calculator. For a wider selection of silver coins, try the
U.S. Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator or the
Canadian Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator.
Silver Price per Troy Ounce:
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Total Silver Value:
Total Silver Weight
How to use the U.S. Silver Half Dollar Melt Value Calculator.
First decide what method you will be using to indicate the amount of U.S. 90% silver half
dollars to calculate. You can enter your amounts either by the total quantity of silver half
dollars, the total face value of your silver half dollars, or by the total weight of your U.S.
90% silver half dollar collection. You could also use a combination of methods depending on how
your half dollars are stored.
The first four options are for entering an exact count of U.S. 90% silver half dollars. You can
choose from the Barber Silver Half Dollar, the Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar, the Franklin
Silver Half Dollar or the 1964 Kennedy 90% Silver Half Dollar. Use the text box to the right of
each silver half dollar description (blue link) to enter a number representing the total
quantity of silver half dollars that you wish to know the silver melt value of. As an
alternative, you can simply click on the silver half dollar picture, or its link, to increase
the value in its text box by 1. The calculator will automatically update the Total Silver
Value (in red), whenever a change is made to the amounts in any of the text boxes.
The next option below is for entering the amount of U.S. 90% silver half dollars by rolls of 20.
This has the same effect as entering a value of 20 in any of the single silver half dollar
option text boxes. This option is nice if you like to store your 90% half dollars in rolls or
coin tubes. If you received your silver half dollars already rolled, then be sure to inspect
them to determine that they are all of the 90% silver variety. If not, then your calculation
will be inaccurate. This calculator is only designed for measuring the silver melt value of U.S.
90% silver half dollars minted from 1892-1964.
Your next five options are for entering your amounts by the face value of your silver half
dollars. There are $1, $10, $50, $100, and $1,000 options each representing 2, 20, 100, 200,
and 2,000 half dollars respectively. This option works well if your 90% half dollars are stored
in canvas bags. You can also use decimal values for partial bags. For example, a value of 1.5
entered into the $50 Face Value Text Box would be equal to a $75 face value.
Your final four options allow you to calculate the melt value of your U.S. silver half dollars
by weighing them. You can choose to weigh by either ounces, pounds, grams, or kilograms. Just
enter a whole number or decimal representing the total weight in the appropriate weight text
box. If you are weighing your silver half dollars inside a container or bag, be sure to subtract
the weight of your container first. Do note that these are not Troy ounces or pounds. They are
U.S. standard ounces and pounds (a.k.a. Avoirdupois).
The Total Silver Value is calculated based on the U.S. Dollar amount declared in the Silver
Price text box. You could also use one of the other major world currencies available in the
drop-down menu located underneath the prices. The default price is updated frequently during
normal trading hours. You may change the Silver Price to represent the amount you would care to
pay per ounce for the silver content in any lot of U.S. 90% silver half dollars. This will help
you in figuring the maximum bid you could provide for an online silver half dollar auction.
The U.S. silver half dollar calculator computes total silver value and total silver content
relative to the amount of silver contained in uncirculated silver half dollars without any wear.
If your half dollars have been worn from circulation, they will not include as much silver. You
might want to enter a percentage of that wear in the "Amount of Wear" text box. A
number greater than the default of 0 (zero), will adjust the total silver value and total silver
weight results proportionally.