1961 Franklin Half Dollar
This Franklin Half Dollar is 30.6mm in diameter and is made from 90% silver and 10% copper. Each of these Franklin Half Dollars contains .36169 troy ounces of silver, which is what makes this coin such an excellent collector's item.
Our selection of 1961 Franklin Half Dollars are uncirculated, and so remain in pristine condition.
The Franklin Half Dollar began circulating in 1948 and was designed by John R. Sinnock, who also designed the Roosevelt dime just a few years earlier in 1945. John Sinnock's designs are featured on both the obverse and reserve sides of the coin.
The obverse side features an image of founding father Benjamin Franklin, and the Liberty Bell is depicted on the reverse side of the coin.
The Franklin Half Dollar was struck regularly until 1963. In 1964, the coin was replaced by the Kennedy Half Dollar, which was issued in commemoration of the late John F. Kennedy.
What is the Coin Value?
While the 1961 Franklin Half Dollar is still legal tender in the US, its collector's value greatly exceeds its face value.
These coins are most commonly valued based on their bullion worth, which is their melt value. Many Benjamin Franklin Half Dollars are valued at approximately $10. However, uncirculated coins in a pristine condition such as this regularly fetch $20-30.
However, some rare Benjamin Franklin Half Dollars can be valued are over $100.
The series of 1961 Franklin Half Dollars were minted at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. The coin series had a duration of 16 years, which ran between 1948 and 1964. During the run of the series, there were a total of 35 different date and mintmark combinations used.
The 1961 Franklin Half has a mintage of 8,290,000.
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