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Answered 2011-10-30 17:09:02

The weight of the U.S. silver half dollar has changed over the course of it's history.

In 1794 the silver half dollar weighed 13.48 grams and was 89.24 % silver.

Then in 1836 the silver half dollar weight was changed to 13.36 grams and was 90% silver.

In 1892 the silver half dollar weight was again changed to 12.50 grams which was the weight used until the final 90% silver half dollar struck for circulation was issued in 1964.

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