U.S. 40% Silver Coin
A Low Cost Option for Purchasing Silver
From 1965 through 1969, the U.S. Mint issued a circulating Half Dollar with a 40% Silver content to maintain the appearance that the U.S. Dollar had some backing in precious metals. In quantities, 40% silver halves are typically available at a 4% to 6% premium over their intrinsic value; making them one of the cheapest forms of silver. The drawback of owning 40% silver coins is the amount of space they occupy. A $1,000.00 Face Value Bag weighs 51 pounds and contains 295 ounces of pure silver. (A 90% Silver Bag takes the same amount of space and contains 715 ounces of pure silver.) If you have an inexpensive way to store silver, 40% silver halves might be worth considering.
If you are interested in purchasing U.S. 40% Silver Halves, please call one of our traders at 800-527-2375 for up to the minute pricing information. For price indications, refer to our Daily Quotes Price Page.
U.S. 40% Silver Half Dollar Specifications:
Size: 0.1479 Ounces
Denomination: 50 Cents
Gross Weight: 11.50 grams, 0.3697 oz. Troy
Actual Silver Weight: 4.60 grams, 0.1479 oz. Troy
Fineness/Composition: .400 Silver
Diameter: 30.60 MM, 1.204 Inches