1953 D Ben Franklin Half Dollar

Last updated: June, 10 2022

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1953 D Ben Franklin Half Dollar in average condition to be worth $10.25, while one in mint state could be valued around $200.00.


1953 D Ben Franklin Half Dollar
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  • Year: 1953
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Franklin Half
  • Price: $10.25-$200.00+
  • Face Value: 0.50 USD
  • Produced: 20,900,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: .3617 oz.
  • Melt Value: $10.7





Notes: Ben Franklin Half Dollars have the mint mark above the liberty bell on the reverse of the coin. Look for a D. The rare FBL (Full Bell Line) versions of the Franklin Half Dollar are worth between $20 and $465 depending upon overall grade and quality of bell lines.




How much is a 1953 D Ben Franklin Half Dollar worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $10.25, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $200 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 1953, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


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Most Valuable

The most valuable Ben Franklin Half Dollar's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1949 D $575
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1950 D $500
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1960 $300
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1952 D $280
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1962 D $280
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1960 D $270
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1951 D $250
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1959 $225
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1953 D $200
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1959 D $200
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1962 $195
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1961 $180
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1961 D $170
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1948 D $163
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1948 $150
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1949 $142
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1949 S $140
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1953 $125
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1950 $105
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1952 S $105
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1954 D $100
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1953 S $90
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1954 $80
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1955 $75
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1951 $70
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1951 S $70
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1952 $70
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1963 $58
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1954 S $50
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1963 D $50
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1956 $45
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1957 $42
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1957 D $40
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1958 $33
Ben Franklin Half Dollar 1958 D $30
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Are 1953 D Ben Franklin Half Dollars Silver?

Yes! Ben Franklin Half Dollar's produced in 1953 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 worth $0.45 less than the intrinsic value from silver content of $10.7, this coin is thus more valuable to a silver bug than to a coin collector. You will most likely find however that it is hard to get a coin for less than spot price. At least that has been our experience. Want more info? Then read Coin Collecting Investment an article that details the benifits of coin collecting as a way to build wealth..

Current silver melt value* for a 1958 D Franklin Half is $10.7 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $29.57 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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