Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 669,384
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.55 (9/21/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1956 50C PF obverse 1956 50C PF reverse
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1956 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 17.80 19.00 20.00 24.00 29.00 31.00 68.00 94.00 - - -
1956 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 155 180 210 345 780 2200 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4507
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1956 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------2291534019607197-2271
-----------------3383-17
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Total--------------22915340496372710-2288
 --------------0 %1 %7 %18 %42 %32 %0 %- 
1956 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------13336033584473014-2020
---------------1-115163-36
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Total-------------13346033685974617-2056
 -------------0 %0 %2 %3 %16 %42 %36 %1 %- 
1956 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------3321611217-216
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Total---------------3321611217-216
 ---------------1 %1 %10 %28 %56 %3 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/15/1999 PCGS PF 67   Teletrade Auction 1133, 1133/Lot# 1454 $29.75
9/26/2005 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Online Session #385, 385/Lot# 8862 $218.50
2/5/2006 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 170 $230.00
10/7/2010 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 521, 528/Lot# 5602 $63.00
10/17/2012 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24771 $260.85
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 68   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 203978 $17.00
6/4/2015 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7885 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base54545963677276818589949810210612316325540959794918862124
545660646973788286919599103112136194306472714126119650
000000788286919599103112136194306472714126100
0000007984889297101105117150224358534832157400
1956 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5454596367727681858994981061151352884376201028179936014431
54566064697378828691951011091221863384987561285240038780
00000078828691951011091221863384987561285240000
00000079848892971031121282373875598921542300000
1956 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5054545963677276818589949810612314318328835147710811239
51545660646973788286919510111213015621830939367811340
00000073788286919510111213015621830939367800
00000075798488929710311713617025333043588000
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 477
Owner: Al Cunningham
 
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