Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 13,696,000
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: $6.77 (9/16/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1951 S 50C MS obverse 1951 S 50C MS reverse


  
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1951 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 15.25 15.75 16.00 16.50 16.50 17.00 17.10 18.80 20.40 26.00 28.00 32.00 37.00 58.00 100.00 280 2600 - - -
$ - - - - 23.00 30.00 31.00 36.00 45.00 65.00 115 500 3000 -
1951 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 36.00 41.00 50.00 90.00 225 465 1300 30000 - - -
$ - - - - - 40.00 46.00 55.00 100.00 250 550 1700 32500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2448
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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6/10/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1057, 1057/Lot# 1468 $70.85
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 690 $51.75
5/16/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26054, 26054/Lot# 11332 $63.00
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 66   Full Bell Lines Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1001 $1,265.00
4/1/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/01/2012, 16/Lot# 43484 $36.50
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24765 $101.05
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 193658 $264.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 137227 $130.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1951 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9242424282832415972941061151271431863147582261314742685662
142424252829354763799810911913215722846212592556352047320
000000354763799810911913215722846212592556352000
0000003853678610211212313717127161017602851389400
1951 S 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92828283232374567811021191271391592053398092374329244505885
1528282932333952718810712113114517424949513302680367849280
0000003952718810712113114517424949513302680367800
0000004259769511312413515218929465218522986406400
1951 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111154119127131139147167190314534112119932804383751286717
111111875121128133141153174231387729141122633148426756570
00000075121128133141153174231387729141122633148426700
00000097124129136144160182272460925170225333492469700
1951 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111163131139147155163183209339572118920972937400553366970
111112185133141149157169191252416777149123773293444858800
00000085133141149157169191252416777149123773293444800
000000108136144152160176200295494983179426573649489200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2261
Owner: Poole1
 
Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 1993
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
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