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Buffalo McKinley

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I went to the bank (Chase) the other day and they didn't have any half dollars.

Should I try a different bank or is there a better place to get half dollars?

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Try Midwest magic. They sometimes have some. They also have silver dollars.
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Banks in moderately sized cities usually have a couple. Try other banks in your area. You might also ask if they (your bank) will order in a roll or two for you. At $10 a roll, and spendable money, it's not a big deal.

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Banks in moderately sized cities usually have a couple. Try other banks in your area. You might also ask if they (your bank) will order in a roll or two for you. At $10 a roll, and spendable money, it's not a big deal.

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Years back Citizen's bank ordered some for me, but I did bank with them. I doubt a bank is likely to do it if you don't bank with them. But if you can find a bank that will its cheaper than buying them from a magic dealer. 
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Banks are hit-and-miss these days with regard to half dollars and the new dollar coins as well.  If you have time, drop into various banks and ask.

Good thing you weren't trying to turn in change, most banks won't sort it anymore, period.  Some have a machine that charges you to do it.  Walmart stores sometimes have change counters (Coinstar)  and they convert coins to paper bills for a fee (I believe it is 5% on the low side and up to 12% on the high side!).  So at some stores you walk in with $100.00 worth of coinage and walk out with $88.00.  Maybe the piggy bank isn't a good thing after all.
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Having spent five of the longest years in my life working at a bank, the closer you get to a university the better the chance of them having half dollars.   I go to antique malls, or coin stores.  And while I know the local banks here have them.  I loath to go in and get them. 
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I got a roll from our bank. They had to order it, so it took a couple of days before I could pick it up and pay for them. It is not one of the major banks either. No problems

In fact, they have also ordered crisp, new bills for me, which took a little bit longer.

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I use to get them at the bank. I’m convinced it comes down to the person you ask a lot of the time. It got so the last few times I went the person said they didn’t have any. So I finally went to amazon. I didn’t really spend all that much and got some uncirculated half dollars that came from APMEX. I really like them better than what I was getting from the bank. I now get emails from APMEX. I’ll probably get some more coins from them at some point.
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While it may not be convenient to your location I usually pick up some when in Vegas. Thought I might try something with coins but still haven't started. [frown]
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Buffalo McKinley

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I think I'm going to take David's advice and buy a roll from Amazon.

I went to a few banks and asked if they had any half-dollars and it was like I asked if they had any two-headed snakes.

Thanks everyone for the advice!

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If you want real silver ones go to coin shops and look for 1962 Kennedy Halves.
The sound they make when they hit each other is amazing. They ring.
They don't cost 50 cents though. Price is dependent on price of silver.

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Steve, there are no 1962 Kennedy halves. 1964 was the first year they were minted. Franklin halves were minted in 1962, and they are pretty nice!

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my 1966 Kennedy halves are silver.  And they are pretty nice. 
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Steve, there are no 1962 Kennedy halves.

That'll teach me to rely on my fading memory! You're right I just checked mine!

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From a website Sprucecraft or something like that...

In 1964 Kennedy half dollars were made from 90% silver and 10% copper. Half dollars made from 1965 through 1970 are composed of two outer layers containing 80% silver and 20% copper with an inner core of 20.9% silver and 79.1% copper (net composition: 40% silver and 60% copper). Coins minted in 1971 and beyond have outer layers composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to an inner core of pure copper. The coin has a diameter of 30.6 mm and a reeded edge.
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Hi Buffalo
I have gotten my coins from Copeland coins, Jeff Copeland offers individual coins or as part of a set (5 coins in cool pouch).He also has superb teaching videos available.
Hope this helps
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Hi Buffalo
I have gotten my coins from Copeland coins, Jeff Copeland offers individual coins or as part of a set (5 coins in cool pouch).He also has superb teaching videos available.
Hope this helps
Damien

Damien --

I bought my silver Walking Liberties from Jeff as well. He sorts all the silver he gets and puts them in groups that are all similar. Silver's not cheap, but I'll give another good recommendation on getting a good set from Jeff.

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