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: $6.18 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1953 S 50C MS obverse 1953 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Last Updated: 12/7/2016

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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: 5367
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/20/2004 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #12, 16/Lot# 283 $2,012.50
11/12/2005 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65113, 65113/Lot# 23488 $172.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 266 $506.00
3/4/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2335, 2335/Lot# 1750 $123.20
3/23/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 177068 $37.00
6/1/2016 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2016 CC Online, 6143/Lot# 10130 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

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