1963 Ben Franklin Half Dollar~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. No mint mark, Face Value: 0.50 USD Total Produced: 22,164,000 [?] Silver Content: 90% Silver Weight: .3617 oz. As a rough estimate of this coins value in poor condition will be around $12, while one in "perfect" condition can bring $35. Coins Diameter, Half Dollar, Silver Weights, Ben Franklin, Circulation Half, Collection Coins, Franklin Half, Silver Content, Benjamin Franklin
1861-D Gold Dollar. In 1861, the year that the Civil War commenced, the Dahlonega Mint struck a limited number of coins of just two denominations, being gold dollars and half eagles. Of these, the gold dollar is the scarcest, and a true key date, both within gold dollars as well as Civil War coinage. The total number struck remains to be unreported, but reasonable estimates show 1,000 to 1,500 pieces being struck in April and May 1861.