Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,148,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.29 (5/28/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1953 S 50C MS obverse 1953 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

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1953 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 16.00 16.50 16.75 17.50 18.60 18.65 18.80 22.00 28.00 29.00 32.00 40.00 60.00 105 285 3100 - - -
$ - - - - 24.00 - 30.00 33.00 45.00 70.00 120 625 - -
1953 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 130 230 450 4500 11250 28000 50000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 270 750 6000 14750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5323
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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6/11/2017 MS 66  Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1256/Lot# 3705


Auction Prices Realized

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3/27/1999 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1147, 1147/Lot# 1107 $272.50
8/28/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 102, 107/Lot# 708 $59.80
3/12/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 130, 135/Lot# 931 $51.75
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1236 $990.00
6/25/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2386, 2386/Lot# 1414 $47.00
6/15/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68064, 68064/Lot# 64128 $54.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1837 $1,495.00
3/10/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 104143 $36.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base54596367677272767676891151191311632373817933057326649116451
566064676972737676809811612314218828551815483127381454240
000000737676809811612314218828551815483127381400
0000007576768510611812715221233365623023196436300
1953 S 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59677276768181858585981271311431792584128463198382451126697
6269737678818285858910812813515520530955716303407425356400
0000008285858910812813515520530955716303407425300
0000008485859411713013916723236170124143615468300
1953 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59677276768181858585984506841066363954177756958811736146111797721885
626973767881828585892155288111924423261978367103041269415733192800
00000082858589215528811192442326197836710304126941573300
00000084858594333606939278148246976897711020136531685500
1953 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base677681858589899494941064847311131380056338038991812118150601850022490
707882858689919494982325668642021441164358665106511309916207198300
00000091949498232566864202144116435866510651130991620700
000000929494102358649998291050227236929111385140791735300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3057
Owner: Frey 100
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1548
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
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