In 1957, production of the Franklin Half Dollar was resumed in both the Denver Mint. Production in the San Francisco mint continued to be on hold.
The Philadelphia Mint struck 5,114,000 Franklin Half Dollar coins in 1957. These coins do not have a mint mark.
At the Denver Mint, 19,966,850 Franklin Half Dollar coins were minted. Franklin Half Dollar coin minted at the Denver Mint are stamped with the “D” mint mark.
The San Francisco Mint did not produce any business strike coins for circulation in 1957.
The Franklin Half Dollar coin was minted from an alloy containing 90% Silver and 10% copper.
1957 Franklin Half Dollar Mintages
|San Francisco Mint||0|
|1957 Franklin Half Dollar Mintage Total||25,080,850|
1957 Franklin Half Dollar Specifications
|Mint Marks:||None – Philadelphia Mint, D – Denver Mint|
|Gross Weight:||12.5 grams (0.402 troy ounces)|
|Silver Weight:||.3617 troy ounces|
|Composition:||Silver .900, Copper .100|
Most circulated Franklin Silver Half Dollars from 1957 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.
1957 Franklin Half Dollar Melt Value
The melt value of each uncirculated 1957 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.