1954 S Ben Franklin Half Dollar

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1954 S Ben Franklin Half Dollar in average condition to be worth $12.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $50.00. - Last updated: June, 10 2022

  • Year: 1954
  • Mint Mark: S
  • Type: Ben Franklin Half Dollar
  • Price: $12.00-$50.00
  • Face Value: 0.50 USD
  • Produced: 4,993,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: .3617 oz.
  • Melt Value: $7.52


1954 S Ben Franklin Half Dollar
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Notes: Coins from the San Francisco mint in CA have the mint mark S, this mark can be found above the liberty bell on the reverse side (back) on the Ben Franklins. They minted 7 thousand short of 5 million. If I ran the mint i would have left it on by mistake until it at least reached 5 Million :) That's like running a marathon and stopping the last 50 yards. The rare FBL (Full Bell Line) versions of the Franklin Half Dollar are worth between $35 and $660 depending upon overall grade and quality of bell lines.


How much is a 1954 S Ben Franklin Half Dollar worth?

This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $12.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $50 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 1954, 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
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Ben Franklin Half Dollar's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Ben Franklin Half Dollar?

Name Produced
1955 2,498,000
1953 2,668,000
1948 3,000,000
1949 S 3,744,000
1948 D 4,028,000
1956 4,032,000
1958 4,042,000
1949 D 4,120,000
1953 S 4,148,000
1954 S 4,993,000
1957 5,114,000
1952 S 5,526,000
1949 5,614,000
1960 6,024,000
1959 6,200,000
1950 7,742,000
1950 D 8,031,000
1961 8,290,000
1951 D 9,475,000
1962 9,714,000
Name Produced

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Are 1954 S Ben Franklin Half Dollars Silver?

Yes! Ben Franklin Half Dollar's produced in 1954 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 $4.48 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $7.52, 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 1962 Franklin Half is $7.52 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $20.80 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

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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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