Half Dollars

Societies

Encyclopedias

Type PCGS
CoinFacts
NGC Coin
Explorer
Breen's Proof
Encyclopedia
Wikis
Coinpage WikiCoins PCGS Wikipedia
Flowing Hair PCGS NGC WikiCoins PCGS Wikipedia
Draped Bust PCGS Coinpage WikiCoins PCGS Wikipedia
Capped Bust PCGS Breen Coinpage WikiCoins PCGS Wikipedia
Liberty Seated PCGS NGC Breen Coinpage PCGS Wikipedia
Barber PCGS NGC Breen Coinpage WikiCoins PCGS Wikipedia
Walking Liberty PCGS NGC Breen Coinpage WikiCoins PCGS Wikipedia
Franklin PCGS NGC Breen Coinpage WikiCoins PCGS Wikipedia
Kennedy PCGS NGC Breen Coinpage WikiCoins PCGS Wikipedia

Grading

Type Photograde NGC Grading Coin Help Design Other
Flowing Hair PCGS NGC Coin Help
Draped Bust Small Eagle
Large Eagle
NGC Coin Help
Capped Bust PCGS 1807-1836
Reeded Edge
Capped Bust
Reeded Edge
Liberty Seated PCGS NGC Coin Help High Points
Barber PCGS NGC Coin Help Impairment BCCS
Walking Liberty PCGS NGC Coin Help High Points
Impairment
Franklin PCGS NGC Coin Help Impairment CAC FBL Set
Kennedy PCGS NGC Coin Help

Current Pricing

Type PCGS NGC Numismedia Heritage Historical Auction Prices Realized
PCGS NGC Other
Flowing Hair PCGS NGC Numismedia Heritage PCGS NGC 1794-1797 Survey

Heritage

Ebay Upcoming

Ebay Completed
Draped PCGS Numismedia PCGS
Capped PCGS PCGS
Seated PCGS NGC Circ Strike
Proof
Heritage PCGS NGC
Barber PCGS NGC Barber
Proof
Heritage PCGS NGC
Walking Liberty PCGS NGC Circ Strike
Proof
Heritage Historical PCGS NGC
Franklin PCGS NGC Circ Strike
Full Bell
Proof
Heritage PCGS NGC
Kennedy PCGS NGC Numismedia PCGS NGC

Population Reports

Type PCGS Certified NGC Certified CAC Certified
Flowing Hair PCGS NGC CAC
Draped PCGS NGC Small Eagle
Large Eagle
Capped PCGS NGC Lettered Edge
Reeded Edge
Seated Liberty PCGS NGC No Drapery
No Motto
Arrows & Rays
Arrows No Motto
Motto
Motto & Arrows
Barber PCGS NGC CAC
Walking Liberty PCGS NGC CAC
Franklin PCGS NGC CAC
Kennedy PCGS NGC

Articles

Varieties

Counterfeit Information

Type Date Common Counterfeit
Bust1796Transfer Dies
Bust1797Transfer Dies
BustVarious DatesContemporary Counterfeits
Bust1838-OAlteration - Added O
Liberty SeatedVarious DatesContemporary Counterfeits
Liberty Seated1853Alteration - Removed Arrows and Rays
Liberty Seated1870-74 CCAlteration - Added CC
Liberty Seated1878-CCAlteration - Added CC
Liberty Seated1878-SAlteration - Added S
BarberVarious DatesContemporary Counterfeits
Barber1913, 14, 15Alteration - Removed MM
Walking LibertyVarious DatesContemporary Counterfeits
Walking LibertyVarious D and SAlteration - Added MM
Walking Liberty1917 S, ObvAlteration - Added S
Walking Liberty1921 (PDS)Alteration - Altered Date
Walking Liberty1938-DAlteration - Added D

Essential Reference Books

  1. Breen, Walter, 1988. Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins. Doubleday/FCI Press, New York, NY.
  2. Ehrmantraut, Jack, Jr. 1983. An Analysis of Gem Franklin Half Dollars. Five Seasons Publishers, Hiawatha.
  3. Flynn, Kevin, 2005. The Authoritative Reference on Barber Half Dollars. Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
  4. Fox, Bruce, 1993. The Complete Guide To Walking Liberty Half Dollars. DLRC Press, Virginia Beach, VA.
  5. Lange, David W. 2005. A Guide Book of Modern United States Proof Coin Sets. Whitman Publishing, Atlanta, GA.
  6. Lawrence, David, 1991. The Complete Guide to Barber Halves. DLRC Press, Virginia Beach, VA.
  7. Overton, Al C. Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836, 4th Edition. Donald L. Parsley, Escondido, CA.
  8. Peterson, Glenn R. 2000. The Ultimate Guide to Attributing Bust Half Dollars. Money Tree Press, Rocky River, OH.
  9. Reiver, Jules. 1998. Variety Identification Manual for United States Reeded Edge Half Dollars 1836-1839. Self Published.
  10. Souders, Edgar E. & Bradley S. Karoleff, 2006. Bust Half Fever 1807-1836; 2nd Edition. Money Tree Press, Rocky River, OH.
  11. Souders, Edgar E., 2002. The Top 100 R4 and R5 Capped Bust Half Dollar Varieties & Sub-Varieties. Money Tree Press, Rocky River, OH.
  12. Tomaska, Rick, 2002. The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars, 2nd Edition. DLRC Press, Virginia Beach, VA.
  13. Wiles, James, Ph.D. 1998. The Kennedy Half Dollar Book: An Attribution and Pricing Guide. Stanton Printing & Publishing, Savannah, GA.
  14. Wiley, Randy & Bill Bugert, 1993. The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars. DLRC Press, Virginia Beach, VA.