The 1963 Franklin Half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1963 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Franklin Half Dollar
Year: 1963
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

This was the final year that Franklin half dollars were minted. The US minted the 1963 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1963 D half dollar. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1963 Philadelphia 22,164,000
1963 D Denver 67,069,292

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 1963 half dollar with no mint mark and the 1963 D half dollar have similar values. Each coin 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 $30.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $25 in PR 65 condition. There were 3,075,645 proof coins minted.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1964 Half Dollar
1962 Half Dollar
1961 Half Dollar