Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,032,000
Catalog: KM-199
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.45 (7/29/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1956 50C MS obverse 1956 50C MS reverse


  
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1956 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.80 10.85 10.90 10.95 11.15 11.15 11.60 11.85 14.00 16.00 17.50 20.00 22.00 23.00 30.00 60.00 90.00 750 - - -
$ - - - - - - 23.00 24.00 26.00 33.00 65.00 160 975 -
1956 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 23.00 24.00 26.00 44.00 85.00 250 4750 - - -
$ - - - - - 24.00 26.00 27.00 29.00 55.00 175 450 6000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9177
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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7/29/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131430/Lot# 28132
7/29/2014 MS 65   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131430/Lot# 28497
8/9/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1208/Lot# 5802


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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4/6/2009 NGC MS 65   Full Bell Lines David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 357, 363/Lot# 949 $49.45
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1405 $1,667.50
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 66   Full Bell Lines Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14461 $141.00
12/30/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131302/Lot# 26149 $47.00
8/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Teletrade Auction 3442, 3442/Lot# 1612 $76.38
2/2/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 153038 $64.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base924242428282828283232374145671062013041416205228793932
1424242528282828293233384252801372356741628232732300
0000002828293233384252801372356741628232700
00000028283032353943599316926910451840260300
1956 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base928282832323232323737414550761192203301496215730154102
1528282932323232333738424658901522567181716244333770
0000003232333738424658901522567181716244300
000000323235373943486710418629311071936272900
1956 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111232323737414554851553046373066416755377214
111114183233373842486410820441514463433462360960
000000183233373842486410820441514463433462300
000000253235373943517413125452622563800508000
1956 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111637374141455059941713306823208434557567481
111116233738414246537011922444715243587481563310
000000233738414246537011922444715243587481500
000000303739414348568214527756423663966528500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1628
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1416
Owner: Clay
 
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