Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,498,181
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.26 (10/16/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1955 50C MS obverse 1955 50C MS reverse
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/24/2019

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1955 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 13.00 13.50 14.00 15.00 16.50 18.25 18.50 19.50 23.00 24.00 26.00 35.00 43.00 80.00 190 1950 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 30.00 38.00 50.00 95.00 500 - -
1955 50C MS Full Bell Lines
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 26.00 29.00 45.00 60.00 110 390 8000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 27.00 32.00 50.00 75.00 195 1450 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10926
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1955 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------1431038-16169915384516081371---6747
---------------132-1--7
--------------1622----11
-----------------------
Total------1431038-161699163852161314111--6765
 ------0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %-0 %2 %14 %57 %24 %2 %0 %0 %-- 
1955 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-6404572914685715---4179
----------------11----2
---------------13221---18
-----------------1----1
Total----------1-6404572927688756---4200
 ----------0 %-0 %1 %11 %70 %16 %2 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 NGC MS 65   Full Bell Lines Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 191 $104.00
6/28/2005 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25071, 25071/Lot# 11598 $48.00
4/28/2008 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 242, 248/Lot# 952 $34.00
12/22/2010 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines Teletrade Auction 2983, 2983/Lot# 1498 $41.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24770 $19.55
3/3/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 102290 $21.00
5/26/2013 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/26/2013, 76/Lot# 116940 $49.00
8/19/2013 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines Teletrade Auction 3444, 3444/Lot# 1620 $41.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59677276767681818185891021061191591903306402552338245626023
626973767678818182869310311013216923743312772829377550490
000000818182869310311013216923743312772829377500
000000818184889810511514618028353719153105416900
1955 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base596772767676818181858910210611918325552710886473683777519886
626973767678818182869310311014020734671428836594714284630
000000818182869310311014020734671428836594714200
000000818184889810511516223143690146786716744600
1955 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6776818585858989899498115119127201278565115567207094803310223
7078828585868989919510411612215222737476230106845740787630
0000008989919510411612215222737476230106845740700
0000008989929710911812417625246995848656969772000
1955 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545963676767727272768194981061431753045972433323443775796
56606467676972727378859510111815421840212092700361548500
00000072727378859510111815421840212092700361500
00000072727579909710313116426149918212967399600
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Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 4678
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 2883
Owner: mshaller
 
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