Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,200,000
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: $6.23 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1959 50C MS obverse 1959 50C MS reverse


  
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1959 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 22.00 25.00 80.00 550 3500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 23.00 24.00 25.00 28.00 135 1000 5000 -
1959 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 23.00 24.00 26.00 65.00 215 2600 8500 - - -
$ - - - - - 24.00 26.00 27.00 29.00 80.00 400 3750 12500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4195
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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3/15/2000 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1284, 1284/Lot# 1841 $49.05
3/29/2005 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25041, 25041/Lot# 13380 $103.50
6/18/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 151, 156/Lot# 7450 $34.50
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1019 $299.00
2/15/2010 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 930 $2,530.00
12/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 92645 $39.69
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170204 $73.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1959 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base924242424242428282828283237548130411384095544871079113
14242424242425282828282933426315558221234546600177750
00000025282828282933426315558221234546600100
00000026282828283035487222986031094997655400
1959 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base928282828282832323232323741598933012064271566573719430
15282828282829323232323338476916962222274735623380570
00000029323232323338476916962222274735623300
00000030323232323539537924991432495200680200
1959 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12323232323232373737373741507210236613034516596677369868
18323232323233373737373844578219067823744999655684460
00000033373737373844578219067823744999655600
00000035373737373947649227899034455482714600
1959 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123737373737374141414141455476115395137947056198801710204
20373737373738414141414248618920872324875202680487460
00000038414141414248618920872324875202680400
0000003941414141435168102301105135965700741000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4095
Owner: Ken Mercer
 
Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 1303
Owner: DRB59
 
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