Prior to 1955, almost 200 million Franklin Half Dollar coins had been minted for circulation. Production was halted in the Denver and San Francisco Mints.
In 1955, 2,498,181 Franklin Half Dollar coins were minted at the Philadelphia Mint. These coins do not have a mint mark.
With 1955 being the lowest mintage year for the entire Franklin Silver Half Dollar series it is one of the key dates that many collectors seek. You may still find them amongst your junk silver. Coins from this year may have numismatic value, even in circulated condition.
The Franklin Half Dollar coin was minted from an alloy containing 90% Silver and 10% copper.
1955 Franklin Half Dollar Mintages
|San Francisco Mint||0|
|1955 Franklin Half Dollar Mintage Total||2,498,181|
1955 Franklin Half Dollar Specifications
|Mint Marks:||None – Philadelphia Mint|
|Gross Weight:||12.5 grams (0.402 troy ounces)|
|Silver Weight:||.3617 troy ounces|
|Composition:||Silver .900, Copper .100|
Coins in better condition may have substantial numismatic value to collectors over the intrinsic melt value. 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.
1955 Franklin Half Dollar Melt Value
The melt value of each uncirculated 1955 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.