Post a picture, it is possible to tell by the color. Also, handle the coin carefully and look at the edge. A silver clad half will look sorta gray on the edge. A copper-nickel composition coin will look gray and red (copper colored) If you see any red whatsoever, you have a copper nickel clad coin.
Also, many halves, have been plated over the years.
Look at the edge and then post a picture if you can.
Edited by foundinrolls
09/10/2007 6:05 pm