The 1949 Franklin Half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1949 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Franklin Half Dollar
Year: 1949
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: 11.25 grams
Total Weight: 12.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $6.33

The US minted the 1949 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1949 D half dollar and 1949 S half dollar. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1949 Philadelphia 5,614,000
1949 D Denver 4,120,600
1949 S San Francisco 3,744,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $6.33 as of October 22, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.50 per ounce.

The 1949 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $12 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $18. In uncirculated condition the value is at least $40. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $130.

The 1949 D half dollar is worth around $12 in very fine condition and around $18 in extremely fine condition. The value is at least $45 in uncirculated condition. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $325.

Lastly the 1949 S half dollar is worth around $12 in very fine condition and around $20 in extremely fine condition. The value is at least $65 in uncirculated condition. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $165.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1950 Half Dollar
1948 Half Dollar