A bit less than 30 million Franklin half dollars were minted in 1958, and are widely considered common by coin collectors today. Both the Philadelphia and Denver mint struck half dollars that year, and proofs were also made, which would represent the trifecta of annual half dollar issues right on through to the end of the series in 1963.
Here’s a breakdown of the mintages and values of 1958 Franklin half dollars:
1958, 4,042,000 minted; $11
1958 proof, 875,652; $50
1958-D, 23,962,412; $11
*Values are for coins in Very Fine-20 grade, unless otherwise noted.
1958 Franklin half dollars are quite affordable across the board, so those who have a few extra dollars to spare might consider springing for uncirculated specimens, which are quite beautiful, especially with full lines across the Liberty Bell on the reverse of the coin.
1958 proof Franklin half dollars make very handsome additions to any coin collection and are also easy to both find and, for most coin collectors, afford. Be choosy, for there are some less-than-desirable proofs out there. Avoid pieces that have cloudy surfaces or spots.