1923 US half dollars were only struck at San Francisco, as indicated by the small "S" at the 8:00 position on the back. They're considered to be somewhat scarce in circulated condition and rare in uncirculated condition. Numismedia lists the following approximate retail values as of 04/2011:
Very worn condition - $15
Moderately worn - $35
Slightly worn - $100
Almost no wear - $924
Uncirculated - $1,620 to $32,500 depending on quality
DISCLAIMER: The retail values quoted are the best available as of the date shown, but may vary significantly due to changes in the precious metals market. Also the wholesale (buying) price of a coin will be less than the selling (retail) price. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation based on inspection of the coin.
A well-worn coin is worth about $5 A lightly worn coin, with most of the original details still showing, is worth about $75 A nice uncirculated one is worth thousands of dollars!
The only bill fitting that description is a silver certificate. Please see the question "What is the value of a 1923 US 1 dollar silver certificate?" for more information.
...the face value is $1.
All 1923 $10 bills were issued as United States Notes, not silver certificates. Please see the generic question "What is the value of a 1923 US 10 dollar bill?" for more information.
You're describing a 1923 US Peace dollar, called that because it was struck to commemorate the end of WWI. There's more information at the question "What is the value of a 1923 US silver dollar?"
A US half dollar with a date of 1979 is a Kennedy half dollar not a liberty half dollar. The coin has no silver and is only face value.
The US printed two types of bills with that date. Silver Certificates have blue seals and the words SILVER CERTIFICATE on them; US Notes have red seals and the words UNITED STATES NOTE.Depending on which you have, please see one of the following questions for more information:What is the value of a 1923 US 1 dollar silver certificate?What is the value of a 1923 1 dollar US Note?
It has a metal value of about $10.
Value is for the silver about $2.50
a half dollar
The US didn't strike any half dollars in 1804.
A U.S. half dollar dated 1953 or 1952 is a Franklin half dollar. If it shows any wear, the value is only for the silver, about $10.00. The coins are very common.
A US half dollar with a date of 1983 is a Kennedy half dollar not a liberty half dollar.The coin has no silver and most are only face value.
1923 Peace Dollars are so common circulated coins regardless of mintmark sell for $31.00-$33.00.
The value of a US 1964 half dollar in circulated condition is around $10. in uncirculated condition they are worth around $16.
1923 Peace Dollars are so common circulated coins sell for $32.00-$37.00. The actual value depends on the grade of the coin.
The Franklin half dollar was produced between 1948 and 1963. Please check your coin again. For the value of a 1937 LIBERTY half dollar, see the answer on WikiAnswers for the question "What is the value of a 1937 US half dollar?"
The face value of ANY bill or coin is simply another word for its denomination. Thus any $1 bill has a face value of a dollar, a $100 bill has a face value of one hundred dollars, and so on.The collector value of a bill or coin can be very different, depending on a number of factors. For more information about a 1923 $1 bill please see the question "What is the value of a 1923 US 1 dollar bill?"
You have a Franklin half dollar - a 1957 proof coin is worth around $25.00.
A US Kennedy half dollar dated 1969 is only 40% silver with a value of about $2.00.
If the coin is a US Kennedy half dollar dated 1974 it has no silver in it and is face value.
The value of a 1966 Canadian silver half dollar is about 8.50 US dollars. In the case of the rare small bead variety, the value is between 1,000 and 2,000 US dollars.