The first of the copper and nickel clad halves were minted for 1971. Controversy about clad coin were mainly they were made of non-precious metal which in some minds meant they are worthless. Unfortunately people do not understand that all coins should always have a lower metal price than face value.
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 50 Cents / United States
Metal: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.50 in EF-40
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