1949 D Franklin Half Dollar

The 1949 D version of the Franklin Half Dollar is worth on average $600.00 if in Mint State (uncirculated), while one in poor condition will have a value of just $23.00. If the coin has an error, or is certified this will further add to the appeal and raise it's price numismatically speaking.

  • Year: 1949
  • Mint: D
  • Type: Franklin Half Dollar
  • Mintage: 4,120,000
  • Metal: 90% silver 10% copper
  • What's it worth?: $600.00 to $23.00

1949 was the first year that Benjamin Franklin halves were minted. The 1949 D Ben Franklin half dollar is considered to be a key date and even ones in very bad condition are extremely valuable. Be sure to remember this date and mint.

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Check out the price chart for the top coins in this series. Prices based off high end conditions that have been certified.

$600 1949 D Franklin Half Dollar
$480 1950 D Franklin Half Dollar
$325 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.

Struck Through Struck Through errors are fairly regular on Franklin Half Dollars....
FBL + Error FBL (Full Bell Line) with additional error Franklin Half Dollars are valuable....
Planchet Clip Rim When a planchet rim is clipped sometime during the minting process this is labeled a ...
Double Die

Franklin Double Die errors are pretty common, but still increase the value of your...

Rare Coins. Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember. Based on various factors.

1952 S The 1952 S Franklin is a Key Date. Even in F or XF condition these coins are selling ...
1949 S The 1949 S Franklin is a Key Date. Even in F or XF condition these coins are selling ...
1949 D 1949 was the first year that Franklin Half Dollars were issued....
Full Bell Lines When the reverse strike has nice clean Full Bell Lines the coin is worth more....


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Common Questions

Top and Center on the back (reverse) of the coin. Just under the E and right above the wooden Yoke.

Mint Mark

Founding Father Benjamin Franklin sits proudly on the Silver Franklin Half Dollar. Most people think old man Franklin was a president, but he was not. Ben was an amazing inventor and author. Ben Franklin appears to be a character of sorts. He wrote under several pseudonyms (fake names) the most popular being Silence Dogood or Mrs. Dogood. Benjamin Franklin invented the Lightning Rod, Bifocals, Swim Fins, even the Urinary Catheter. It seems old Ben was a bit of an eccentric and thats why we like the Franklin Half Dollars so much.

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