Franklin Half Dollar
These 90% silver Franklin half dollars are coins in the 50 cent denomination minted between 1948 and 1963 by the United States Mint. This coin was minted to honor one of the nation’s great founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. Many Franklin half dollars have been melted for their silver over the past several decades, which has decreased the number of these coins still in supply. The Ben Franklin half dollar is a popular 90% silver bullion investment because 1) many of these coins are in excellent condition because they were not in circulation for a long period of time 2) it carries an intrinsic face value since it was once used in circulation, and 3) it is a highly fungible hard asset.
How much silver is in 90% Coins?
Junk silver is always bought and sold in terms of face value, regardless of quantity or denomination. The amount of silver in $1.00 face value of dimes (10 x $.10) is equivalent to $1.00 face value of quarters (4 x $.25) or halves (2 x $.50). For every $1.00 face value of 90% silver, there is approximately .715 of a troy ounce of silver. So if you buy $100 face value of junk silver, you will buy about 71.5 troy ounces of silver. A full bag of junk silver is $1,000 face value, or approximately 715 troy ounces of actual silver weight
Upstate Coin & Gold offers Franklin half dollars for sale at competitive market prices. When you buy these silver half dollars, you will receive an assortment of Franklin 90% silver half dollars with various dates, mint marks, and grades. All quantities are in $1 face value increments (quantity of 1 = $1 face value of silver coins).
- Actual Silver Weight: .3537 Troy Ounce each (approx.)
- Fineness: .900
- Total Weight: 12.5 grams
- Year: 1948-1963
- Denomination: 50¢
- Grade: Circulated
- Diameter: 30.6 mm
- Thickness: 2.15 mm