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Is a 1958 half dollar rare?

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The 1958 Half Dollar, usually called the Ben Franklin Half Dollar, is somewhat rare. Approximately four million of the coins were produced in 1958. Even in poor condition, its value on the rare coin market exceeds the value of the metal contained in the coin.

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The 1958 Half Dollar contains the image of Ben Franklin in profile on the face side of the coin and an image of the liberty bell on the reverse side. As of 2014, the coin is worth $14 in poor condition, nearly double the price of the silver in the coin. In perfect condition, the coin is worth $38.

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