Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,148,000
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: $5.70 (12/25/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1953 S 50C MS obverse 1953 S 50C MS reverse


  
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1953 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 16.00 16.50 16.75 17.50 17.50 18.60 18.65 18.80 20.40 23.00 24.00 27.00 33.00 50.00 88.00 360 5000 - - -
$ - - - - 23.00 26.00 27.00 30.00 37.00 55.00 125 600 5500 -
1953 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 120 192 350 2500 13000 31750 49000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 134 215 400 3250 18800 35000 55000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4571
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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9/25/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21101, 21101/Lot# 1144 $26.00
2/14/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #28, 32/Lot# 624 $80.50
2/20/2005 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1362 $1,553.00
6/24/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2385, 2385/Lot# 1773 $168.00
2/10/2013 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 100215 $42.00
8/11/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131334/Lot# 20140 $223.25
4/13/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 182641 $14.56
7/18/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21211 $130.43


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92424242828324154678194981061271862726922665366249116451
14242425282935455871859510011314621441213492997407854240
00000035455871859510011314621441213492997407800
00000038496276899610312016624355220073329449400
1953 S 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9282828323237455972891021061191392052957392794382451126697
152828293233394963779310311012516123544314243137425356400
000000394963779310311012516123544314243137425300
000000425467839710411413218326559121093480468200
1953 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111198360378392409423602874207952917502930311736146111797721885
11111662523663823974134826921275314960288102101141269415733192790
000000252366382397413482692127531496028810210114126941573300
000000306372387403418542783167742206765870210925136521685500
1953 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111216389409423442456644930218655047777962512118150601850022490
11111722733954134294465187391348329262618393104561309816206198300
000000273395413429446518739134832926261839310456130981620600
000000331402418435451581834176743987019900911287140791735300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2665
Owner: Frey 100
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1349
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
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