Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 13,696,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.16 (9/22/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1951 S 50C MS obverse 1951 S 50C MS reverse


  
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1951 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 15.25 15.75 16.00 16.50 17.00 17.10 18.80 21.00 26.00 28.00 33.00 48.00 58.00 105 215 2250 - - -
$ - - - - 23.00 - 31.00 36.00 50.00 65.00 150 390 - -
1951 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 36.00 41.00 50.00 90.00 245 500 1100 16500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 46.00 55.00 100.00 285 775 2600 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2923
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/25/2002 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 6026 $63.25
12/26/2004 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1979, 1979/Lot# 1463 $176.00
12/26/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #68, 73/Lot# 569 $52.90
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2848 $322.00
10/31/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2443, 2443/Lot# 1566 $68.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/02/2012, 38/Lot# 65436 $324.50
7/17/2015 NGC MS 67   Full Bell Lines Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4438 $9,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1951 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base54595963636367676776851061151351942303817352614314742685662
565960636364676770799210912215520628049913612792352147330
000000676770799210912215520628049913612792352100
000000676773829911212817421833161719882969389400
1951 S 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59676772727276767685941231271472122514127852740329244505885
6267697272737676798810412413416922530553614372924367849280
0000007676798810412413416922530553614372924367800
0000007676829111312614019023835866120883108406400
1951 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5967677272727676768594147167201336715113817996324668272847925
62676972727376767988112154178246462856135833076443688374980
00000076767988112154178246462856135833076443688300
00000076768291129160190291589997157948166563708300
1951 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67767681818185858594102163183220363764120618956567693575528211
70767881818285858897122170195268497911143634526690714177720
00000085858897122170195268497911143634526690714100
000000858591991431762083156301059166550106812734600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2614
Owner: Poole1
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1361
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
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