Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,148,000
Catalog: KM-199
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.39 (7/30/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1953 S 50C MS obverse 1953 S 50C MS reverse


  
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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 60.00 105 275 3000 - - -
$ - - - - 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 11000 27500 50000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 270 750 6000 14500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5134
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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2/19/1996 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0816, 816/Lot# 516 $17.75
3/21/2001 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21034, 21034/Lot# 4327 $33.00
9/26/2001 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1486, 1486/Lot# 1313 $26.75
6/6/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Bullet Auction #377, 377/Lot# 1179 $59.00
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
5/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 189836 $55.00
11/10/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 27025 $41.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92424242828324154678194981061271862726922665366249116451
14242425282935455871859510011314621441213492997407854240
00000035455871859510011314621441213492997407800
00000038496276899610312016624355220073329449400
1953 S 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9282828323237455972891021061191392052957392794382451126697
152828293233394963779310311012516123544314243137425356400
000000394963779310311012516123544314243137425300
000000425467839710411413218326559121093480468200
1953 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111198360378392409423602874207952917502930311736146111797721885
11111662523663823974134826921275314960288102101141269415733192790
000000252366382397413482692127531496028810210114126941573300
000000306372387403418542783167742206765870210925136521685500
1953 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111216389409423442456644930218655047777962512118150601850022490
11111722733954134294465187391348329262618393104561309816206198300
000000273395413429446518739134832926261839310456130981620600
000000331402418435451581834176743987019900911287140791735300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2665
Owner: Frey 100
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1349
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
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