How much is a 1976 half dollar worth today? (Rare Errors, “D”, “S” And No Mint Mark)

The year 1976 is very important for US history since it is the US  independence 200th day. On this occasion, there were many coins introduced for celebration. With these coins, there were half dollars which is known as the Kennedy half dollar also made in this year. The Kennedy dollars made by P, S, and D mint have 5 different types and 2 metallic compounds used to make them. Here are different details of the 1976 half-dollar values, and feature types that will be covered. Let’s get started with How much is a 1976 half-dollar worth today? (Rare Errors, “D”, “S” And No Mint Mark).

1976 Half Dollar Value Chart

Kennedy Halves Value Range
1976 50c Clad MS $1.05 to $1,630
1976-D 50c Clad MS $1.05 to  $572
1976-S 50c Silver MS $4.44 to $11,300

1976 Kennedy Half Dollar

1976 Half Dollar History

The dollar coins made in 1976 were made to celebrate Independence Day 200th. For the creation of coins, there was a competition arranged where more than eight hundred designs were submitted. The panel was made to select the designs. There were about 12 twelve designs shortlisted and after that six were selected. The final design that was selected for the 1976 half dollars was with Independence Hall at the back side of the coin.

Minting location Mint Mark Coins made
Philadelphia 1976 No Mint mark half dollar 234,308,000
Denver 1976 D Half dollar 287,565,248
San Francisco 1976 S 40% Silver half dollar 11,000,000
San Francisco 1976 S proof 40% silver half dollar 4,000,000
San Francisco 1976 S proof clad half dollar 7,059,099
Total 539,932,347

1976 No Mint Mark Half Dollar Value

There were 234,308,000 1976 half dollars made by P mint. These coins do not have mint marks and are made with the use of nickel and copper metals with double date configuration to pay honor to US independence. These coins have their cost about face value and in the mint state can be worth 2.30 dollars.

The most expensive 1976 No Mint mark Kennedy half-dollar has the value of:

  • 1976 No Mint Mark Kennedy Half Dollar MS 64 Clad sold for $3,105.
1976 Half Dollar AU MS 60 MS 61 MS 62 MS 63 MS 64 MS 65 MS 66 MS 67
1976 No Mint mark clad half dollar $1 $1 $0.80 $0.9 $1.00 $3.00 $10.00 $100.00 $1,300.00
1976 D clad half dollar $1 $1 $0.80 $0.90 $1.00 $3.00 $20.00 $25.00 $800.00
1976 S 40% silver half dollar $3.65 $3.65 $3.65 $4.65 $6.65 $15.00

1976 (P) Clad Half Dollar Value

P Mint made more than 234 million  Clad half dollars. These coins also do not have mint marks. Their larger mintage number makes them easy to find coins. In circulated condition, their value is about face value and in mint state can have a high value.

  • MS60 uncirculated condition value is three dolars
  • MS63= 12 for uncirculated
  • MS64= 20 dollars uncirculated
  • MS65 gem quality= 65 dollars
  • MS66 gem quality=$175
  • MS67 gem quality=$1,750
  • MS67+ superior condition value is $3,150

1976 S Silver Half Dollar Value

The S mint made proof of half dollars and forty percent silver business strike coins. There were about 11 million coins made and they come only in Bicentennial Mint Sets. They have 6 denominations from cents to dollars.

1976 S Half Dollar Value for a different grade is

  • Circulation coin=$6 or $7
  • MS= 8 dollars
  • MS60= 8 dollars
  • MS63= 11 dollars
  • MS65 gem quality=22 dollars
  • MS67+=$65
  • MS68= 140 dollars
  • MS68+ =1400 dollars
  • MS69=$25,000

1976 Clad Proof Kennedy Half Dollar Value

About 7,059,099 Proof Kennedy Hald dollars made in S mint comes with a value of less than size dollars.

1976 Clad Proof Half Dollar PR 64 PR 65 PR 66 PR 67 PR 68 PR 69 PR 70
 S clad half dollar $3 $4 $5 $6 $8 $11
1976 S CAM clad half-dollar Value $4 $5 $7 $8 $9 $11 $175
1976 S DCAM clad half-dollar Value $7 $8 $9 $10 $11 $15 $280
  • 7,059,099  Clad proof Kennedy half-dollar made by S mint has a value of about six dollars
  • Cameo finishing coins have a value of 4 to 175 dollars
  • Deep cameo contrast value is 7 to 280 dollars
  • clad-proof coins sold for $1,100 at Great Collections in 2013.
  • Cameo contrast sold for 150 dollars in 2019.
  • Deep cameo high-value coins sold for $5,175 at Heritage Auctions in 2008

1976 Half Dollar Errors

 Reverse Lamination Error of 1976 Half Dollar

This error occurs if any external component is mixed with metallic planchet and makes it contaminated. During the minting process for the silver half a dollar, coins faced this error and on the back side of these coins, there was errorc an as seen on the photo of the idnedepdnace hall. Lamination is cracked and on the side of the coin.  Coin with error sold for 500 dollars.

Canvas Print error

In this error, there is a canvas pointed struck on the back side of the coins

Missing Letters Error

There is a missing letter of words written on the coins. In 1976 half dollars letter E at the end of INDEPENDENCE and the letter H did not exist in the word HALL.

1976 Kennedy Half Dollar Features

Obverse Of  1976 Kennedy Half Dollar

The front design of 1976 half dollar made by Chief Engraver of the US Mint Gilroy Roberts. On this side, there is a photo of US President John Fitzgerald facing left with the word LIBERTY. On this side, the hair of the president covers the lower part of the letters  B, E, and R. On this side there is the IN GOD WE TRUST motto written in two parts. If coins made in S or D mint come with a mint mark. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the denomination, HALF DOLLAR, also added on this side. There is words 200 YEARS OF FREEDOM  and E PLURIBUS UNUM with the initials SGH on this side.

Some other features of the 1976 Kennedy Half Dollar are:

Silver half-dollar features

  • Its face value is 50 cents with a weight is 4.60 grams
  • Its diameter is 1.20512 inches and its thickness is 0.08465 inches
  • it is round shaped coins and edge is (150 reeds)
  • it is made with 40% silver and 60% copper and its weight is  11.50 g

Clad half-dollar Features

  • its face value is fifty cents.
  • its diameter is 1.20512 inches with a thickness is 0.08465 inches
  • it is a round shape and has a 150-reeded edge.
  • Its core is made of 100% copper and a layer of 75% copper with nickel.
  • its weight is 11.34 g

How much is a 1776 to 1976 D half dollar worth?

The value is based on conditions and errors of coins, most coins have about their face value. For good condition, they are of high hvalue MS67 grade coins sold for 1000 dollars.

  • MS60 grade is 6 dollars
  • MS65 =40 dollars
  • MS (1776-1976 D) =$10,000 sold in  (2021)

Does the 1976 half-dollar contain silver?

Bicentennial Half Dollar was made in 1975 and 1976 and comes with copper-nickel and also in resurrected 40 percent silver-clad alloy. The weight helps to find the silver coins. Silver dolar contains forty percent silver has less with a weight is 11.5 grams and clad weight is 11.3 grams.

Is 1976 half a dollar worth anything?

As these coins were made by S, P, and D mint so are not rare coins. But some with unique errors or types can be rare.  Kennedy Half Dollar from 1776-1976 S in circulated condition is have value from $3.40 and $3.90.

1976 Half Dollar Value Chart

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What is the most valuable 1976 half dollar?

  • 1976 No Mint mark MS 64 clad Sold for  $3,105 in 2004
  • 1976 S PR 70 silver sold for  $2,800 in 2020
  • 1976 S PR 67 clad Sold in  2013 for $1,100
  • 1976 S PR 70 CAM silver Sold in 2022 for $330
  • 1976 S PR 66 CAM clad sold in 2019 for $105
  • 1976 D PCGS Genuine clad sold in 2021 for $10,000.
  • 1976 S MS 69 silver sold in 2,022 for $9,600.
  • 1976 S PR 70 DCAM clad sold in 2008 for $5,175
  • 1976 S PR 70 DCAM silver sold in  2003 $4,370.

How much is a 1976 half-dollar worth with no mint mark?

1976 Half dollar without mint mark value is

  • MS66= 100 dollars
  • MS67=1300 dollars

How do I know if my 1976 half dollar is silver?

All forty percent silver Bicentennial halves are made at S mint but not all 1976 S halves are silver. S minted made 7,059,099 cupronickel-clad half dollars. Since these coins are made as proof we can check their packaging to find the silver.

How much is a 1776 to 1976 coin worth?

An Eisenhower Dollar from 1776-1976 S in the circulated condition has a value of $7.75 and $9. However, 1776-1976 S SILVER Silver Dollars in pristine, uncirculated condition sell for as much as $7000.

What is the error on 1976 half dollar?

1976 S Clad Proof Half Dollar, Double Die Reverse common error on coin

Are all 1976 half dollars silver?

The coins Half Dollar made in 1975 and 1976 are mostly copper-nickel clad type some aer of 40 percent alloy.

Which Kennedy half dollars are worth the most?

The 1864 coins are of high value since it is first made coins after FK’s assassination. With that 90 percent silver in this coin it high value.

What 1976 coins are most valuable?

  • 1976-S Silver Proof Bicentennial Quarter sold in $13,500 for 2019
  • Double Denomination 1976 Bicentennial Quarter Struck on a Dime sold for $9,200 in 2020.
  • 1976-D Clad DDO Bicentennial Quarter Business Strike sold for $8,400 in 2023

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