Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,668,120
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: $6.71 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1953 50C MS obverse 1953 50C MS reverse


  
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1953 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 16.00 16.50 16.75 17.50 17.50 18.60 18.65 17.25 18.25 18.50 20.00 25.00 35.00 53.00 140 400 4500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 23.00 28.00 40.00 60.00 165 650 5000 -
1953 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 25.00 40.00 75.00 190 900 3350 - - - -
$ - - - - - 24.00 28.00 45.00 85.00 250 1200 3750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1965
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/22/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0834, 834/Lot# 518 $109.00
2/14/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #28, 32/Lot# 617 $34.50
1/20/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #29014, 29014/Lot# 24383 $27.00
8/26/2012 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131236/Lot# 28944 $84.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30676 $299.63
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 783 $345.00
2/2/2014 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 167072 $109.45


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92424242828323745505967769411519442310253609484563718226
1424242528293339465361708210114127062318864021535369890
0000003339465361708210114127062318864021535300
0000003542485664738810816734682427474433586200
1953 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base928282832323741505967768510212721245610883769504466148520
1528282932333844536170799011015529366619814194556772490
0000003844536170799011015529366619814194556700
0000003947566473829611818337487728754619609000
1953 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111286767727681102155248534120627703794507566528565
1111110416768737788119186343758172731114221560072890
000000416768737788119186343758172731114221560000
000000546770747995137217438982224834524648612600
1953 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111327676818589115171268572127829023961528169048868
1111111467677828697133203369807181932554401582275580
000000467677828697133203369807181932554401582200
00000061767983871061522354701042236036084841636300
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Grade: MS 65 FBL
Points: 1206
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
Grade: MS 65 FBL
Points: 1206
Owner: Ken Cutchall
 
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