Coins of Fortune: Unveiling America's 10 Most Coveted Half Dollars

1797 Draped Bust Half Dollar, Small Eagle (15 Stars Variety)

Highly valued for its rarity and historical significance, with a record auction price of $1,680,000​​.

1838-O Capped Bust Half Dollar, Reeded Edge "Half Dol"

Notable for its proof status and extreme rarity, with only about 20 struck, fetching up to $763,750 at auction​​.

1796 Draped Bust Half Dollar (15 Stars Variety)

Distinguished by its 15-star design, it's a prized piece among collectors with a top auction price of $587,500​​.

1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar

An early U.S. coin that commands attention due to its age and rarity, with auction records reaching $551,000​​.

1853-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar (No Arrows)

Known for its scarcity, with only four known examples, this coin can sell for up to $517,000​​.

1801 Draped Bust Half Dollar

This coin marks a significant point in U.S. minting history and has fetched up to $420,000 at auction​​.

1817/4 Capped Bust Half Dollar O-102a

Famous for its overdate error, making it highly sought after, with auction sales reaching $356,500​​.

1839-O Capped Bust Half Dollar

This specimen coin, with the "HALF DOL" inscription, is rare and valuable, with prices up to $299,000​​.

1817 Capped Bust Half Dollar (7 Over 4 Variety)

A rare overdate error makes this coin particularly valuable, with auction prices reaching $431,118​

1870-CC Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Minted in Carson City, this coin is rare and coveted by collectors, with values up to $260,466​​.