For the second year in a row, the Philadelphia Mint was the only mint that produced any Franklin Half Dollar in 1956. Production was on hold at both the Denver Mint and San Francisco Mint.
In 1956, 4,032,000 Franklin Half Dollar coins were minted at the Philadelphia Mint. These coins do not have a mint mark.
While not nearly the lowest mintage of Franklin Half Dollars from the Philadelphia Mint, it is sometimes considered a key date 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.
1956 Franklin Half Dollar Mintages
|San Francisco Mint||0|
|1956 Franklin Half Dollar Mintage Total||4,032,000|
1956 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.
1956 Franklin Half Dollar Melt Value
The melt value of each uncirculated 1956 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.