Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,668,120
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.29 (5/27/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1953 50C MS obverse 1953 50C MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/16/2017

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1953 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 16.00 16.50 16.75 17.00 17.25 17.50 18.00 18.50 22.50 23.00 26.00 40.00 53.00 130 400 4600 - - -
$ - - - - - - 24.00 29.00 43.00 60.00 150 565 - -
1953 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 23.00 26.00 42.00 75.00 185 965 1800 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 28.00 47.00 85.00 250 1300 5250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2294
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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5/17/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25054, 25054/Lot# 11346 $36.00
11/22/2009 PCGS MS 63   Full Bell Lines Teletrade Auction 2774, 2774/Lot# 2340 $41.00
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 66   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 2760 $7,475.00
8/5/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/05/2012, 34/Lot# 28609 $30.00
10/13/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/13/2013, 96/Lot# 144030 $47.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 66   Full Bell Lines Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1204 $1,468.75
8/10/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 816, 825/Lot# 115 $110.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6261 $229.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545963676767676772727689941061632124509903675484563718226
5660646767676769727380919812517929163018854065535469890
0000006769727380919812517929163018854065535400
00000067707275859210214419637181027804455586200
1953 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59677276767676768181859410211917923048410513838504466148520
62697376767676788182889710813919631567319804240556772490
00000076788182889710813919631567319804240556700
00000076798184919911315921339986229094642609100
1953 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base596772767676767681818594106171288586167323353838507566528565
626973767676767881828898128210387948189428364250560172900
000000767881828898128210387948189428364250560100
00000076798184911021492494871311211433374663612600
1953 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6776818585858585898994102119186314631176429023961528169048868
70788285858585868991971081412294201009214332554401582275590
00000085868991971081412294201009214332554401582200
00000085888992991131642715251386252336084841636300
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Grade: MS 65 FBL
Points: 1673
Owner: Endds
 
Grade: MS 65 FBL
Points: 1673
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
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