The 1961 Franklin Half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.
Type: Franklin Half Dollar
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 1961 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1961 D half dollar. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.
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 1961 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $9 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is slightly higher at around $10. In uncirculated condition the value is at least $14. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $50.
The 1961 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 $100.
Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $25 in PR 65 condition. There were 3,028,244 proof coins minted. In addition, there is a rare double die proof error which is value at around $2,900 in PR 65 condition.
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