1948 D Ben Franklin Half Dollar has estimated the 1948 D Ben Franklin Half Dollar value at an average of $15.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $125. (see details)...

1948 D Ben Franklin Half Dollar

Type: Ben Franklin Half Dollar
Year: 1948
Mint Mark: D
Face Value: 0.50 USD
Total Produced: 4,028,000 [?]
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: .3617 oz.
Silver Melt: $8.32
Value: As a rough estimate of this coins value you can assume this coin in average condition will be valued at somewhere around $15.00, while one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $125 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say average, we mean in a similar condition to other coins issued in 1948, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. [?].

Additional Info: The Denver mint, minted over 1 million more Franklins than the Philadelphia mint this year.Despite this fact the MS-65 grades still bring more on a general basis than the no mint marks. Look for the bell lines to be a feature in these coins series. The FBL or Full Bell Line versions of this coins are thought to be full or perfect strikes, and are sought after. Ben Franklin FBL versions of this coin worth between $50 and $475 depending upon overall grade.

Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value: This coin in poor condition is still worth $6.68 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $8.32, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.

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Current silver melt value* for a 1948 D is $8.32 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $23.00 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

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**When we say that 4,028,000, of these coins were produced or minted in 1948 this number doesn't always match the actual circulation count for this coin. The numbers come from the United States mint, and they don't reflect coins that have been melted, destroyed, or those that have never been released. Please keep that in mind.

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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