Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 13,188,202
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.23 (11/28/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1954 50C MS obverse 1954 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Half dollar production rebounded at the Philadelphia Mint after its low point in 1953. This issue is plentiful in grades through MS-66, though certified FBL examples are rare above MS-65.

Varieties include a minor doubled-die obverse and two dies displaying slight clashing of the "Bugs Bunny" sort affecting the area around Franklin's nose and mouth.

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Last Updated: 8/13/2020

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1954 50C MS
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Base $ 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.75 12.50 13.00 15.00 15.00 17.50 18.50 21.00 22.50 35.00 60.00 325 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 22.00 28.00 40.00 70.00 475 - -
1954 50C MS FBL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 24.00 30.00 50.00 115 775 14350 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 27.00 40.00 65.00 140 2500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6218
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1954 50C MS
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Base---2625111247-4413162445138185----4348
--------------1222----7
---------------321----6
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Total---2625111247-4413172450138588----4361
 ---0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%-0%1%7%56%32%2%---- 
1954 50C MS FBL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1--161071273439331---1870
----------------1-----1
---------------6310----19
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Total----------1--161071279443431---1890
 ----------0%--1%6%68%23%2%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1954 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base596767727272767676818185899811516327810101389201728343875
6267697272737676788182869210413120152211361598228931814069
0000007676788182869210413120152211361598228900
0000007676798184889510914724076612631808256200
1954 50C MS FBL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base596767727272767676818189949814325550217762470341346016071
6267697272737676788184919511318033792720072784380950916375
0000007676788184919511318033792720072784380900
00000076767981869297128218420135122393099420500
1954 50C MS FLP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67767681818185858589899810210615927853918722591356747936306
70767881818285858689929910312419936598321122916397652976621
00000085858689929910312419936598321122916397600
0000008585888995101105141238452142823513242438400
1954 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base54595963636367676772727681891021512559491314191627053711
565960636364676769727378849311818648610711515217930403897
000000676769727378849311818648610711515217900
000000676770727579869813522071811921715244200
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Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 2007
Owner: jampat
 
Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 1776
Owner: Larz13
 
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