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: $6.21 (5/23/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1955 50C MS obverse 1955 50C MS reverse


  
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1955 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 15.85 16.50 16.75 17.50 18.00 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
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 26.00 29.00 45.00 65.00 160 465 17500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 27.00 32.00 50.00 80.00 240 1975 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8895
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/12/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #53, 58/Lot# 912 $161.00
12/25/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2304, 2304/Lot# 1385 $26.00
9/9/2012 NGC MS 64   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131238/Lot# 22807 $40.00
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# 24769 $28.20
8/25/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 117176 $29.00
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 144004 $41.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1210 $152.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545963676767727272768194981061431753045972433323443775796
56606467676972727378859510111815421840212092700361548500
00000072727378859510111815421840212092700361500
00000072727579909710313116426149918212967399600
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
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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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