Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,993,400
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.36 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1954 S 50C MS obverse 1954 S 50C MS reverse
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/24/2019

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1954 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 12.00 12.00 13.00 13.50 14.00 15.00 15.50 16.00 18.50 20.00 22.00 24.00 40.00 60.00 245 2300 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 27.00 50.00 75.00 400 - -
1954 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 23.00 24.00 27.00 37.00 80.00 245 900 15500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 30.00 42.00 105 295 2800 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9505
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 10/22/2019 1954 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----3-21--4-732208290955504898---9213
---------------1574---17
---------------3654----72
------------------1---1
Total----3-21--4-7322082913562050013---9303
 ----0 %-0 %0 %--0 %-0 %0 %2 %31 %60 %5 %0 %--- 
1954 S 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------817297141---292
-----------------------
---------------41-----5
-----------------------
Total--------------817698141---297
 --------------3 %59 %33 %5 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/5/1997 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0925, 925/Lot# 1477 $92.65
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1514 $805.00
2/11/2008 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 221, 227/Lot# 3718 $34.00
8/3/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68082, 68082/Lot# 62228 $25.00
1/12/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131403/Lot# 24624 $43.00
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 208747 $36.87
7/18/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21213 $144.53


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1954 50C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59676772727276767681818589981061792587642770290539645286
6267697272737676788182869210113020542714332815325844050
0000007676788182869210113020542714332815325800
0000007676798184889510315523259521012860361100
1954 50C MS S Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5967677272727676768181949811115130482017533094420155797266
626769727273767678818595102124202476113122003463466061410
000000767678818595102124202476113122003463466000
000000767679819097107138253648144226473832512000
1954 50C MS S Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base677676818181858585898910210612316333087423313237438058007534
7076788181828585868993103112136219511136026333618485363780
0000008585868993103112136219511136026333618485300
0000008585888998105117150274693184529353999532700
1954 50C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5459596363636767677272768189981632377152643277337985080
565960636364676769727378849212018839613582686311542250
000000676769727378849212018839613582686311500
000000676770727579869514121255620002730345600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2643
Owner: Poole1
 
Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 1753
Owner: Larz13
 
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