Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,691,602
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.85 (10/28/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1960 50C PF obverse 1960 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proof set sales rose about 50% from the previous year to a level unimagined a decade earlier. Some of these sales resulted from discovery of the Small Date and Large Date cent varieties in March, though most orders had been placed already by then.

This issue is common in all grades through PF-69. The 1960 proofs seem to have been made with a little more care than in the previous year, and both Cameo and Ultra Cameo examples have been certified in numbers sufficient to put them within range of any collector. A sharpened obverse hub restored some of Franklin's fine hairlines, and the 1960 proof makes for an ideal type coin.

The 1960 proof half dollar is rich in DDO and DDR varieties, though most are minor. The better ones are highly collectible, with FS-101 being the most eagerly sought.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/31/2018

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1960 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 18.00 19.00 20.00 22.00 24.00 29.00 55.00 90.00 125 860 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 26.00 32.00 65.00 95.00 300
1960 50C PF CA
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 25.00 35.00 55.00 85.00 135 325 3800 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 40.00 - 90.00 185 650
1960 50C PF UC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 45.00 80.00 145 200 400 2400 18750 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 90.00 - - 625 4600

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 25972
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/27/2020 1960 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------421042713299903414140184018381-23279
--------------15157262127245-1031
------------------23--5
------------------1---1
Total----------4210427233410053486146424293426-24316
 ----------0%0%0%0%0%1%4%14%60%18%2%- 
1960 50C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------11229173577115646027-2426
---------------111892473-162
------------------23--5
------------------11--2
Total------------11230174595125151130-2595
 ------------0%0%0%1%7%23%48%20%1%- 
1960 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-15601017911-267
------------------21--3
-----------------123--6
-----------------------
Total--------------1-15611058311-276
 --------------0%-5%22%38%30%4%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1960 50C PF CA
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Base3333333324417281858910214322032046386533653730
333333310305175828693116169253368597169834870
000000310305175828693116169253368597169800
000000317356278848898129194287415731253200
1960 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332845818994111183304489620990269970777704
333333311345784911001352233665337431560415872860
000000311345784911001352233665337431560415800
000000320396986921051592644275768672129561800
1960 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333203763727681899811922033643715681776
333333392646667378849210515325937081416370
000000392646667378849210515325937081400
00000031431546975798695112186297403119100
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 7077
Owner: H Norton
 
Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 7077
Owner: NAA
 
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