Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,290,000
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: $7.11 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1961 50C MS obverse 1961 50C MS reverse


  
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1961 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.80 10.85 10.90 10.95 11.15 11.15 11.60 11.85 14.00 16.00 16.50 20.00 21.00 22.00 30.00 95.00 700 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 23.00 25.00 35.00 135 1400 - -
1961 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 22.00 28.00 60.00 200 1300 17500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 23.00 24.00 32.00 75.00 315 1750 20000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3938
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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4/27/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 9923


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9/16/1998 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1087, 1087/Lot# 1574 $130.80
10/31/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #60, 65/Lot# 645 $80.50
2/11/2007 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1532 $805.00
7/7/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131329/Lot# 20947 $56.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4563 $413.60
10/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 147029 $161.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base924242424242428282828283232507640413451959275937805058
14242424242425282828282932385818571715492225309942060
00000025282828282932385818571715492225309900
000000262828282830324467294103117542492343900
1961 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base928282828282832323232323737548543414232061289139465264
15282828282829323232323337426420176316352337324243850
00000029323232323337426420176316352337324200
000000303232323235374874317109318482614359400
1961 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111122828323237819413956320254949649783791063613315
1111141728293233518510928010502999546571249131115290
000000172829323351851092801050299954657124913100
000000222830323566891244211537397459817751988300
1961 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111232323737418910215160421305151674586771099113734
1111141832333738579311830211123137568273899448119050
000000183233373857931183021112313756827389944800
0000002532353739739713445316214144621380331021900
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Grade: MS 65 FBL
Points: 2025
Owner: physicsfan3.14
 
Grade: MS 66*
Points: 1549
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
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