Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,032,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.30 (5/29/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1956 50C MS obverse 1956 50C MS reverse


  
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1956 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.80 10.85 10.90 10.95 11.15 11.60 11.85 14.00 16.00 17.50 20.00 22.00 24.00 30.00 52.00 95.00 900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 26.00 33.00 65.00 140 - -
1956 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 24.00 25.00 27.00 33.00 55.00 110 250 5500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 28.00 35.00 70.00 150 485 11750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10362
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Full Bell Lines Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 375 $138.00
5/20/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28054, 28054/Lot# 24201 $39.00
3/26/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 352, 358/Lot# 5844 $22.00
1/9/2011 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines Teletrade Auction 2992, 2992/Lot# 1722 $32.00
4/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/29/2012, 20/Lot# 26490 $33.00
9/16/2012 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3347, 3347/Lot# 1814 $55.00
4/20/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 181912 $47.00
5/31/2015 PCGS   Full Bell Lines Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20430 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3741414141414145455463728189981232093511609205228793932
38414141414142454857667584921061522567701757232832300
00000042454857667584921061522567701757232800
000000444551606978869511518030411901904260300
1956 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base41454545454545505059728189981061352273781697215730154102
424545454545475053637584921011161662778181850244333770
000000475053637584921011161662778181850244300
0000004850566878869510312519632812572004272900
1956 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4145454545454550505972981021111352203957253984416755377214
42454545454547505363819910511916327850518114045462460960
00000047505363819910511916327850518114045462400
000000485056688910110812719233761528984106508000
1956 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45505050505050545467811061151231472414267744157434557567481
475050505050515458728910911813117830354219024220481563310
000000515458728910911813117830354219024220481500
000000535463769811212013921036465830294282528600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1757
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1609
Owner: Clay
 
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