1950 Franklin Half Dollar

1950 was the third mintage year for the Franklin Half Dollar.

The Franklin Half Dollar coin was minted from an alloy containing 90% Silver and 10% copper.

In 1950, 7,742,123 Franklin Half Dollar coins were minted at the Philadelphia Mint. These coins do not have a mint mark.

At the Denver Mint, 8,031,600 Franklin Half Dollar coins were minted. Franklin Half Dollar coin minted at the Denver Mint are stamped with the “D” mint mark.

No Franklin Half Dollar coins were minted in San Francisco in 1950.

1950 Franklin Half Dollar Mintages

Philadelphia Mint 7,742,123
Denver Mint 8,031,600
1950 Franklin Half Dollar Mintage Total 15,773,723

1950 Franklin Half Dollar Specifications

Year: 1950
Mint Marks: None – Philadelphia Mint, D – Denver Mint, S – San Francisco Mint
Gross Weight: 12.5 grams (0.402 troy ounces)
Silver Content:90%
Silver Weight:.3617 troy ounces
Silver Melt:$8.321
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Thickness: 2.15 mm
Edge: Reeded
Composition: Silver .900, Copper .100
1 – Based on today’s silver spot price of $23.00

Most circulated Franklin Silver Half Dollars from 1950 will be sold as junk silver. However, some coins in better condition may have some numismatic value to collectors. Notably, those with “full bell lines” (FBL), showing that the three lines at the lower part of the bell on the reverse are continuous from side to side, may be worth more than melt value.

1950 Franklin Half Dollar Melt Value

The melt value of each uncirculated 1950 Franklin Half Dollar is $8.32 based on today’s silver spot price of $23.00. Each $1 Face Value of circulated coins has a melt value of roughly $16.45 using the industry standard .715 troy ounces per face value.

Each standard bank roll of $10 Face Value (20 Coins) has a melt value of roughly $164.45.