Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,200,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.17 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1959 50C MS obverse 1959 50C MS reverse


  
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Last Updated: 12/7/2016

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1959 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 23.00 28.00 75.00 485 3500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 24.00 32.00 120 850 - -
1959 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 22.00 23.00 24.00 37.00 80.00 215 1900 9000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 25.00 40.00 90.00 400 7000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5226
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/21/2003 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23014, 23014/Lot# 13651 $39.00
7/17/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 5721 $14.00
7/15/2012 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3311, 3311/Lot# 2695 $65.00
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 108320 $396.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 66   Full Bell Lines Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1221 $2,585.00
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15360 $64.63
1/24/2016 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131605/Lot# 21295 $141.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1959 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414545454545455050597281899810212731112064271566573719430
424545454545475053637584929911018860922284736623480570
000000475053637584929911018860922284736623400
0000004850566878869510111925090832495200680200
1959 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414545454545455050597289949815130465324014935596677369868
42454545454547505363789195116202420123632465279655684470
00000047505363789195116202420123632465279655600
00000048505668839297133253537181840905622714600
1959 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455050505050505454678198102106167330701251951376198801710204
475050505050515458728799103126221454130733925491680487460
000000515458728799103126221454130733925491680400
0000005354637692101105147276577191342645844741100
1959 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37414141414141454554637281899411528811173238544871079113
384141414141424548576675849110117356418243975600177760
000000424548576675849110117356418243975600100
000000444551606978869210823084125314711655400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3238
Owner: Ken Mercer
 
Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 2401
Owner: DRB59
 
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