How Much Is a 1950 Half-Dollar worth? (+Value Chart)

Last Updated on August 29, 2022

The 1950 half-dollar is also known as the Franklin half-dollar, and the US produced these series between 1948 and 1963.

The good thing about this half-dollar is that you will easily find it in the market.

Of course, the value will depend on the grade and the condition of the coin. 

Here is a complete guide to help you understand the worth of a 1950 half-dollar coin. 

1950 P Franklin Half Dollar $.50 Brilliant Uncirculated


How Much Is 1950 Half-Dollar Worth?

1950 Franklin Half Dollar AG About Good 90% Silver 50c US Coin Collectible

The worth of the 1950 half-dollar will depend on the grade and condition you find it in. The 1950 half-dollar without a mintmark will be worth around $10 in very fine condition. In MS60 condition, the coin will be worth at least $30. 

Finally, if you find this coin in an uncirculated MS65 condition, it will be worth more than $120. The next series of this half-dollar is the one with a D mintmark.

Such a coin will also be worth around $10 in very fine condition. If you find this coin in MS60 condition, it will be worth close to $25.

Finally, in an uncirculated condition and MS65 grade, the coin will be worth more than $200. Proof coins in PR65 condition will have the highest value, as they will sell for more than $500. 

Type of 1950 Half-Dollar Condition Estimated Worth
Without a mintmark Very Fine $10
  MS60 $30
  MS65 $120
D mintmark Very Fine $10
  MS60 $25
  MS65 $200
Proof coin with no mintmark PR65 Over $500


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How Many 1950 Half-Dollars Were Struck By The US Mint?

The US Mint strikes various quantities of the same coin, depending on which Mint strikes the coin. The 1950 half-dollars were struck in the Philadelphia and Denver mint.

The Philadelphia Mint produced the normal circulation coins and proof coins for this series. Around 7,742,123 of these coins were minted for circulation in Philadelphia.

The same Mint produced more than 51,300 proof coins that are mostly with collectors. Finally, the Denver mint also struck this series with a D mintmark. 

The Denver mint struck around 8,031,600 of these coins. The total mintage of these coins was around 15,825,109.

Always check the mintage of a certain series, as that also affects the value of the coin. 

What Are The Features Of The 1950 Half-Dollar?

On the obverse side of this coin, you will find the right-side portrait of the Former President. Above his portrait, there is an inscription of the word “Liberty.”

Below his portrait, you will find the inscription of “In God we Trust” along with the date on the right side. On the reverse side of the coin, you will find the Liberty Bell, which was the symbol of American freedom and liberty around the 19th century.

The phrase “United States of America” is written above the Liberty Bell. On the other hand, the phrase “Half Dollar” is inscribed below the bell. 

Finally, you will find the phrase “E Pluribus Unum” on the left side of the bell. On the right side of the bell, you will find the American eagle with its wings spread wide. 

What Is The Grading System Of The 1950 Half-Dollar?

1950 Franklin Half Dollar AG About Good 90% Silver 50c US Coin Collectible

The grading system of the 1950 half-dollar includes various grades. The very fine grade is the lowest grade, and here, you will notice that at least half of the Liberty Bell’s lines at the bottom and top are visible.

The next grade is extremely fine, where you will see some wear and tear on the hair of the former President at the back of his ears. The Liberty Bell will also have some wear and tear on its lettering and on the top.

On the other hand, this half-dollar is also available in uncirculated conditions. The MS60 grade will not show any signs of wear and tear. Besides that, the coin will have good luster, and you may only find a few surface marks and abrasions here and there. 

Finally, the best condition this coin is available in is the MS65 condition.

There are barely any marks that will be noticeable to the naked eye on this coin. That is why if you want to get your hands on this coin, you must try to opt for this grade or the proof coin. 

Jackie Palmer is a Houston-based coin journalist and fashion enthusiast. She joined Jewels Advisor’s content team after years of experience as a content strategist, managing blogs and social channels for local stores. Jackie mostly collects and studies US coins produced during the 20th century and over the years, published hundreds of articles for multiple coin publications.