Notes: Mint mark location on reverse above the Liberty Bell on this Franklin and others. If the mint mark is not present it was minted in Philadelphia. These are the rarest and most valuable of the 1950 Ben Franklins. There were 51,386 proofs minted this year, and they are worth around $500. FBL (Full Bell Line) versions of the Franklin Half Dollar are worth between $50 and $500 depending upon overall grade. Other small variations include scarface (die break), and bugs bunny (appears to have rabbit teeth).
This section is more for experienced collectors only, and rates refer only to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If you are new to collecting the prices below may not make much sense.
Breakdown of pricing per condition for 1950 Ben Franklin Half Dollar as follows.
- Prices listed below are for coins with FBL (Full Bell Lines) if your coin is not a FBL reduce the price listed by 10% to 30%
- Grade VF20 = $9-$15
- Grade EF40 = $11-$19
- Grade AU50 = $16-$26
- Grade AU53 = $19-$31
- Grade AU55 = $23-$38
- Grade AU58 = $25-$41
- Grade MS60 = $30-$48
- Grade MS61 = $30-$50
- Grade MS63 = $38-$63
- Grade MS64 = $94-$156
- Grade MS65 = $180-$300
- Grade MS66 = $600-$1,000
- Grade PR63 = $300-$625
- Grade PR64 = $375-$625
- Grade PR65 = $435-$725
- Grade PR66 = $825-$1,375
- Grade PR67 = $2,250-$3,750
- Grade PR68 = $5,250-$8,750
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It's also important to note...Prices are subject to the same supply and demand laws as everything else. Coins sold at the same auction house 10x, would fetch drastically different bids each session. To raise your chances of receiving top dollar read How to Get the Most for your Coins.
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How much is a 1950 Ben Franklin Half Dollar worth?
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $12.50, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $300 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1950, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
What are your coins really worth?
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Are 1950 Ben Franklin Half Dollars Silver?
Yes! Ben Franklin Half Dollar's produced in 1950 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain .3617 troy oz or 11.25 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.
Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:
This coin in poor condition is still worth $4.22 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $8.28, 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.
Current silver melt value* for a 1962 Franklin Half is $8.28 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $22.90 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.
***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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