The 1961 Franklin Half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1961 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Franklin Half Dollar
Year: 1961
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.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1961 Philadelphia 8,290,000
1961 D Denver 20,276,442

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 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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1962 Half Dollar
1960 Half Dollar
1959 Half Dollar