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: $6.21 (9/25/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1949 50C MS obverse 1949 50C MS reverse


  
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1949 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 15.25 15.75 16.00 16.50 17.00 17.10 19.00 23.00 45.00 48.00 50.00 60.00 85.00 150 485 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 60.00 100.00 200 560 26000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 58.00 65.00 110 235 1950 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2963
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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5/23/2001 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Teletrade Auction 1440, 1440/Lot# 1579 $163.50
9/23/2007 NGC MS 64   Full Bell Lines Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1426 $92.00
12/27/2010 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 544, 551/Lot# 432 $69.00
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 8890 $161.00
12/23/2012 NGC MS 65   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 89024 $105.60
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 66   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 8612 $440.63
8/30/2013 NGC MS 65   Full Bell Lines Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4555 $129.25
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 108285 $66.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1949 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5459596363676767677694183194201237320502111748176225804910242
5659606364676767708212418719621326538170723505286683387800
0000006767708212418719621326538170723505286683300
0000006767738815319019922529244191235845756744100
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
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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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