Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,614,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.36 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1949 50C MS obverse 1949 50C MS reverse
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Last Updated: 10/21/2019

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1949 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 12.00 12.00 13.00 13.50 17.00 17.50 18.00 23.00 45.00 48.00 50.00 64.00 85.00 150 395 8500 - - -
$ - - - 22.00 26.00 - - - 65.00 95.00 175 660 - -
1949 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 47.00 49.00 52.00 60.00 85.00 170 400 16500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 58.00 65.00 95.00 195 1100 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3243
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
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: 10/22/2019 1949 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----241262173154-2473138411252251---1196
----------------1-----1
---------------1------1
-----------------------
Total----241262173154-2473138412253251---1198
 ----0 %0 %1 %1 %2 %6 %13 %-2 %6 %12 %34 %21 %2 %0 %--- 
1949 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------874-25159324950436701---2047
----------------2-----2
---------------635----14
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Total---------874-25159324956441751---2063
 ---------0 %4 %-1 %8 %16 %46 %21 %4 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/6/2000 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Sale #238, 238/Lot# 6326 $230.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1502 $252.00
12/27/2009 PCGS MS 66   Full Bell Lines Teletrade Auction 2789, 2789/Lot# 1915 $603.75
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 743, 752/Lot# 149 $95.00
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 63   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169295 $40.59
3/16/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 176948 $36.00
7/21/2015 NGC MS 64   Full Bell Lines Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32271 $381.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1949 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59636372727676767685102201216220258348539118949226464833910588
6063667273767676799113520621723328841275624335436708990890
0000007676799113520621723328841275624335436708900
0000007676829616821121924531847597236785950771400
1949 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base596363727276767676851021901982092373666201219754381241033112955
60636672737676767991131193202218280451820332777378860112060
0000007676799113119320221828045182033277737886000
00000076768296161195205228323535101954357930959500
1949 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base677272818185858585941152092162272583956631369781884151067913366
697275818285858588101146211220237304484898351980179170115750
00000085858810114621122023730448489835198017917000
000000858591108178214223248349574113456688216992400
1949 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5459596363676767677694183194201237320502111748176225804910242
5659606364676767708212418719621326538170723505286683387800
0000006767708212418719621326538170723505286683300
0000006767738815319019922529244191235845756744100
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Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 3327
Owner: Ken Mercer
 
Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 1219
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
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