The 1953 Franklin Half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1953 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Franklin Half Dollar
Year: 1953
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 1953 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1953 D half dollar. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1953 Philadelphia 2,668,120
1953 D Denver 20,900,400
1953 S San Francisco 4,148,000

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 1953 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $9 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $10. In uncirculated condition the value is at least $14. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $110.

The 1953 D half dollar has similar values. This coin is worth around $9 in very fine condition and around $10 in extremely fine condition. The value is at least $14 in uncirculated condition. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $105.

Lastly the 1953 S half dollar is worth around $9 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $10. In uncirculated condition the value is at least $25. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $55.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $190 in PR 65 condition. There were 128,800 proof coins minted.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1954 Half Dollar
1952 Half Dollar
1951 Half Dollar