Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,042,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.23 (11/28/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1958 50C MS obverse 1958 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

After several years of unbridled prosperity, the nation's economy slumped into a recession toward the end of 1957 that lasted through much of the following year. This led to a drop in the production of coins at the Philadelphia Mint during 1958, though this is not evident in the half dollar mintage, as that had been low already in recent years.

Gems of the 1958(P) half dollar are plentiful, and quite a few of these have earned high marks for the attractive, multicolor toning imparted by the U. S. Mint's Uncirculated Set packaging. 1958 was the last year in which these coins were mounted within cardboard panels, and over 50,000 such sets were sold when offered early in 1959. Halves certified as having FBL are a little more common than for Philadelphia Mint coins struck earlier in the decade.

The only variety of note is a particularly interesting one. The Mint had introduced a new reverse hub in 1956 that was intended solely for the production of proof dies. As coin production rose rapidly in the late 1950s, some of these dies were utilized for currency coin production after no longer being fit or needed for proofs. Such coins are easily recognized by the sharpened eagle figure normally only on proofs, and they exist solely for the years 1958 and 1959.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/13/2020

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1958 50C MS
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Base $ 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.75 12.00 17.00 20.00 22.00 23.00 28.00 48.00 90.00 585 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 24.00 32.00 55.00 125 1280 -
1958 50C MS FBL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 22.00 23.00 25.00 33.00 70.00 120 290 5050 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 27.00 37.00 80.00 155 480 15750 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8587
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: 11/24/2020 1958 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2-2221426-53833437092522109565---7816
---------------4363---16
---------------317473---70
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Total----2-2221426-53833437162542114871---7902
 ----0%-0%0%0%0%0%-0%0%4%47%32%15%1%--- 
1958 50C MS FBL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------63234423314214---771
----------------13----4
---------------11171---20
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Total-------------63234523516215---795
 -------------1%4%43%30%20%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1958 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base41454545454545505059728189981021232093631447209429333999
42454545454547505363758492991091522607241663237432884199
00000047505363758492991091522607241663237400
0000004850566878869510111618031210861878265300
1958 50C MS FBL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414545454545455454678189941021353045028824126420855877276
4245454545454854587284919711319137062919634153466861507640
0000004854587284919711319137062919634153466800
0000005154637686929912424843675530454181512700
1958 50C MS FLP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4550505050505059597689981021151473305399384303457258087545
47505050505053596580929910612620840067220604393498463877922
00000053596580929910612620840067220604393498400
000000565970859510111113626946980531814482539600
1958 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3741414141414145455463728189941151943361252199028003832
38414141414142454857667584911011412416411498226031444024
00000042454857667584911011412416411498226000
00000044455160697886921081682899471744253000
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Grade: MS 67 FBL
Points: 4126
Owner: Ferqua
 
Grade: MS 67 FBL
Points: 4126
Owner: Green Collection
 
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