The 1954 Franklin Half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1954 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Franklin Half Dollar
Year: 1954
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: 11.25 grams
Total Weight: 12.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $6.34

The US minted the 1954 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1954 D half dollar and 1954 S half dollar. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1954 Philadelphia 13,188,202
1954 D Denver 25,445,580
1954 S San Francisco 4,993,400

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $6.34 as of October 17, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.54 per ounce.

The 1954 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 $45.

The 1954 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 $75.

Lastly the 1954 S half dollar is worth around $12 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $14. In uncirculated condition the value is at least $16. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $35.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $85 in PR 65 condition. There were 233,300 proof coins minted.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1955 Half Dollar
1953 Half Dollar
1952 Half Dollar