Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,290,000
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 (10/19/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1961 50C MS obverse 1961 50C MS reverse


  
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Last Updated: 12/7/2016

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1961 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.80 10.85 10.90 10.95 11.15 11.60 11.85 14.00 16.00 16.50 20.00 21.00 22.00 33.00 80.00 625 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 25.00 38.00 100.00 1150 - -
1961 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 20.00 22.00 28.00 55.00 190 1300 11750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 24.00 32.00 70.00 270 1850 22000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4831
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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11/22/2000 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1380, 1380/Lot# 1415 $65.40
4/11/2001 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21043, 21043/Lot# 3254 $87.00
5/15/2006 NGC MS 65   Full Bell Lines David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 128 $316.25
2/11/2007 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1532 $805.00
9/9/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/09/2012, 39/Lot# 72933 $132.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 64   Full Bell Lines Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14466 $188.00
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 7713 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base41454545454545505059727689949814733014232061289139465264
424545454545475053637380919511420869416362338324343850
000000475053637380919511420869416362338324300
0000004850566875859297131269105918482614359400
1961 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4145454545454550505972818911522059719695515649783791063613315
4245454545454750536375849815034610543151584271249131115290
000000475053637584981503461054315158427124913100
0000004850566878861061854711512433361707752988400
1961 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4550505050505054546781899812324164220725734674586771099113734
47505050505051545872849210616237511193293607173899448119050
0000005154587284921061623751119329360717389944800
00000053546376869511520250815954513640880331022000
1961 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37414141414141454554636781858913530413031959275937805058
384141414141424548576472828610419163715222226309942060
000000424548576472828610419163715222226309900
000000444551606676848812024897017402492344000
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Grade: MS 65 FBL
Points: 1969
Owner: Larz13
 
Grade: MS 65 FBL
Points: 1969
Owner: physics-fan3.14
 
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