Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 18,215,812
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.36 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1960 D 50C MS obverse 1960 D 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a healthy mintage of over 18 million coins, the 1960-D Franklin half dollar is quite difficult to find in gem or better grades. Many of the coins of this date suffer from bag marks and other mishandling, as do many Franklin halves. In fact, as of August 2016, NGC has only graded about 13 coins in MS66 and above, including FBL and non-FBL coins.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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1960 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.80 11.05 11.10 11.15 11.35 11.60 11.85 14.00 16.00 16.50 20.00 22.00 23.00 40.00 160 825 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 25.00 45.00 210 - - -
1960 D 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 22.00 23.00 25.00 37.00 60.00 370 1550 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 28.00 40.00 90.00 625 4200 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4602
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
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: 10/22/2019 1960 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----444--923-254403228859011----3392
--------------11-1----3
---------------32-----5
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Total----444--923-254404229259212----3400
 ----0 %0 %0 %--0 %1 %-0 %2 %12 %67 %17 %0 %---- 
1960 D 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1010995713031---1210
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---------------2-1----3
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Total-------------1010995913041---1213
 -------------1 %9 %79 %11 %0 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/29/1996 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0845, 845/Lot# 1573 $8.75
2/29/2000 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20031, 20031/Lot# 1216 $625.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2857 $2,185.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14465 $109.28
10/20/2013 NGC MS 65   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 146581 $397.10
3/16/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 176985 $24.00
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 795, 804/Lot# 157 $30.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1960 50C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414545454545455050597281899810217956520292850389552006805
4245454545454750536375849299128308105323033198433057350
0000004750536375849299128308105323033198433000
00000048505668788695101153436154125763547476500
1960 50C MS D Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414545454545455050597289941021512721117243349106450832110567
42454545454547505363789197118191554155632595423707490700
00000047505363789197118191554155632595423707400
00000048505668839299135232835199440845937769700
1960 50C MS D Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4550505050505054546781981021151632951186382351116695861810921
475050505050515458728799106131207592206542525639733693860
000000515458728799106131207592206542525639733600
0000005354637692101111147251889294446826167797700
1960 50C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37414141414141454554637281899416352715312720373149976556
384141414141424548576675849111728486219273057415355170
000000424548576675849111728486219273057415300
0000004445516069788692140406119623243394457500
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1531
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
Grade: MS 65 FBL
Points: 1117
Owner: Allen
 
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