Sunday, August 21, 2005

Franklin Halves

Do you have a half dollar and want to find out its value? Leave a comment and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

I've never found a Franklin half dollar in my change it is still possible. I have two only because I bought them. These 50 cent pieces were minted from 1948-1963. They are worth about $13.31 in G-4(good) condition or up to $700.00 in MS-65( near perfect condition). Most of the value comes from their silver content exactly .36169 oz. of pure silver.

One of them is the 1955 which goes for $18.00 for a VF-20(very fine) or $65.00 in MS-65. While the most others average $13.31 in VF-20. This is an easy collection to get because the prices are low and few true varieties exist.
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The one above is a 1950 in about VF-20 grade.
Here's the stats for that coin...
Year: 1950
Mintage: 7,742,123
Metal: 90% silver %10 copper
Value: VF-20 $13.31

When looking for a mint mark on Franklin Halves look above the bell and below the "E" in STATES on the reverse. There would be a D for Denver or S for San Francisco or nothing for Philadelphia.

Do you have a half dollar and want to find out its value? Leave a comment and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

7 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

I have a Franklin half dollar from 1951 with a philadelpia mint.

Jones said...

S mint walking liberty half dollar from 1942

Man said...

Half Dollar Values...
1951 $3.50 in Very Fine

1942-S $5.00 in Very Fine

Anonymous said...

How do you tell the differences between the 1955 Franklin reverse and the 1957 Franklin half dollar reverse?

Man said...

How do you tell the differences between the 1955 Franklin reverse and the 1957 Franklin half dollar reverse?

While I don't know any specific difference for 1957 it should be a Type 1 but hope this helps.

Type 1 has 4 wing feathers on the left side of the bird separate from the perch and a lack of feather details on the eagles neck


Type 2 has 3 wing feathers on the left side of the bird separate from the perch and strong feather details on the eagles neck

Anonymous said...

What is the value of a 1955 "Bugs Bunny" Franklin half dollar in uncirculated condition.

Man said...

1955 "Bugs Bunny" Franklin half dollar in uncirculated condition

About $30.00