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: $9.72 (9/19/2020)
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: 9/4/2020

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1960 D 50C MS
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Base $ 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 12.00 15.00 20.00 22.00 25.00 40.00 160 825 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 25.00 45.00 210 - - -
1960 D 50C MS FBL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 22.00 23.00 25.00 37.00 60.00 410 1315 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 28.00 40.00 90.00 625 4200 - -

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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: 4751
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: 9/15/2020 1960 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----544--923-255417233760212----3470
--------------11-1----3
---------------33-----6
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Total----544--923-255418234160513----3479
 ----0%0%0%--0%1%-0%2%12%67%17%0%---- 
1960 D 50C MS FBL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------11123100513651---1281
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---------------221----5
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Total-------------11123100713861---1286
 -------------1%10%78%11%0%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1960 D 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414545454545455050597281899810217956520292850389552006805
4245454545454750536375849299128308105323033198433057350
0000004750536375849299128308105323033198433000
00000048505668788695101153436154125763547476500
1960 D 50C MS FBL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414545454545455050597289941021512721117243349106450832110567
42454545454547505363789197118191554155632595423707490700
00000047505363789197118191554155632595423707400
00000048505668839299135232835199440845937769700
1960 D 50C MS FLP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4550505050505054546781981021151632951186382351116695861810921
475050505050515458728799106131207592206542525639733693860
000000515458728799106131207592206542525639733600
0000005354637692101111147251889294446826167797700
1960 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37414141414141454554637281899416352715312720373149976556
384141414141424548576675849111728486219273057415355170
000000424548576675849111728486219273057415300
0000004445516069788692140406119623243394457500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1531
Owner: Ferdinand Erdman
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1531
Owner: Stephen Drewes
 
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