The 1951 Franklin Half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1951 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Franklin Half Dollar
Year: 1951
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 1951 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1951 D half dollar and the 1951 S half dollar. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1951 Philadelphia 16,802,102
1951 D Denver 9,475,200
1951 S San Francisco 13,696,000

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 1951 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $9 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $11. In uncirculated condition the value is at least $14. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $55.

The 1951 D half dollar is worth around $9 in very fine condition and around $11 in extremely fine condition. The value is at least $30 in uncirculated condition. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $140.

Lastly the 1951 S half dollar is worth around $9 in very fine condition and around $11 in extremely fine condition. The value is at least $25 in uncirculated condition. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $55.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $400 in PR 65 condition. There were only 57,500 proof coins minted.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1952 Half Dollar
1950 Half Dollar
1949 Half Dollar