sdrta.net has estimated the 1963 Ben Franklin Half Dollar value at an average of $12.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $58. (see details)...
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Type: Ben Franklin Half Dollar Year: 1963 Mint Mark: No mint mark Face Value: 0.50 USD Total Produced: 22,164,000 > Silver Content: 90% Silver Weight: .3617 oz. Silver Melt: $8.11 Value: As a rough estimate of this coins value you can assume this coin in average condition will be valued at somewhere around $12.00, while one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $58 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say average, we mean in a similar condition to other coins issued in 1963, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. >.
Additional Info: Of the 22 million 1963 Silver Ben Franklin Half Dollars issued just 3.07 million proofs were issued. Proofs are selling for somewhere between $15 and $23 dollars. This was the final year for the Ben Franklin Half Dollars. The rare FBL (Full Bell Line) versions of the Franklin Half Dollar are worth between $200 and $18,000 depending upon overall grade and quality of bell lines. This makes the FBL versions the 2nd most valuable of the series.
Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:This coin in poor condition is still worth $3.89 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $8.11, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.
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Current silver melt value* for a 1963 No mint mark is $8.11 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $22.41 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.
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**When we say that 22,164,000, of these coins were produced or minted in 1963 this number doesn"t always match the actual circulation count for this coin. The numbers come from the United States mint, and they don"t reflect coins that have been melted, destroyed, or those that have never been released. Please keep that in mind.
***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value.Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.
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