Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,006,814
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.33 (9/25/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1948 50C MS obverse 1948 50C MS reverse
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Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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1948 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 12.50 12.50 13.00 14.00 14.00 15.00 15.50 16.00 20.00 21.00 26.50 35.00 52.00 80.00 450 3500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 28.50 38.00 55.00 100.00 575 - -
1948 50C MS FBL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 23.00 26.00 30.00 55.00 80.00 145 485 3325 - - -
$ - - - - - - 28.00 35.00 60.00 85.00 200 1050 25000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5246
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1948 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----127351667-1757117623455401---1411
---------------211----4
---------------1------1
-----------------------
Total----127351667-1757117626456411---1416
 ----0%0%0%0%0%1%5%-1%4%8%44%32%3%0%--- 
1948 50C MS FBL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------1231-171323531976115615710---3835
---------------64521--18
---------------102112----43
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Total--------1231-1713235319921181174121--3896
 --------0%0%1%-0%3%9%51%30%4%0%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1948 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5050545959636363636772899412315923035111313365363340184433
50515659606363636469789110413518327061118763454376141560
00000063636469789110413518327061118763454376100
00000063636670839211314720631187126203544389000
1948 50C MS FBL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59636367677272727272729410612322030448911173447663672357872
60636467697272727272799811215524836669818944510683674470
00000072727272799811215524836669818944510683600
000000727272728710211718827642790826705573703500
1948 50C MS FLP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base636767727281818181818110211913524136368612713601688775028157
646769727581818181818810812417028247188120484696709277200
000000818181818810812417028247188120484696709200
0000008181818195113130206322578107628245792729700
1948 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4545455054545454596367818511114320930410663238349838734276
4545475154545456606472829412216524155817903325362340070
0000005456606472829412216524155817903325362300
00000054576266768410213218727281225143411374800
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Grade: MS 67 FBL
Points: 4510
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
Grade: MS 67 FBL
Points: 3447
Owner: Green Collection
 
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