Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 4,028,600
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.39 (9/25/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1948 D 50C MS obverse 1948 D 50C MS reverse
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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1948 D 50C MS
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Base $ 12.00 12.50 12.50 13.00 14.00 14.00 15.00 15.50 16.00 20.00 21.00 26.00 32.00 40.00 120 600 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 27.00 35.00 50.00 140 1100 - -
1948 D 50C MS FBL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 22.00 25.00 29.00 45.00 70.00 150 625 10400 - - -
$ - - - - - - 27.00 32.00 50.00 80.00 175 1400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5164
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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1948 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1-3331964-2048188994565201---1929
---------------11-----2
---------------1------1
-----------------------
Total----1-3331964-2048188996566201---1932
 ----0%-0%0%0%1%3%-1%2%10%52%29%1%0%--- 
1948 D 50C MS FBL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------217-16863421864851543---3235
--------------1121----5
--------------115108----34
-----------------1----1
Total---------217-16863441880863643---3275
 ---------0%1%-0%3%11%57%26%2%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1948 D 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5459596363676772768181859411914319046313452157235026302934
56596063646769737881828810212715928175716162221244327310
00000069737881828810212715928175716162221244300
000000707579818491111135174372105118862286253700
1948 D 50C MS FBL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59636372727676767681818910211918327251513034935528957966339
60636672737676767881849310814021335377825145053545859770
00000076767881849310814021335377825145053545800
000000767679818698113162242434104037245171562700
1948 D 50C MS FLP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base63676781818585858589899811513120130457513935137550260246581
646772818285858586899210412015423539484826415259567662100
000000858586899210412015423539484826415259567600
0000008585888995109126178270485112038895380585000
1948 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4145454550545454596367818510613116342312712052223825082802
4245454751545456606472829211414225070615312114232826060
0000005456606472829211414225070615312114232800
0000005457626676849912315233698817922176241800
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Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 2514
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 1707
Owner: Ferqua
 
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