Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,218,019
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $9.41 (6/18/2021)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1962 50C PF obverse 1962 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

This date set a record for the greatest mintage of proofs in the entire Franklin series. It is very common in all grades through PF-69, with a generous certified population of Cameo and even Ultra Cameo coins. The appeal of frosted devices was only beginning to be appreciated by collectors of current issues, who perhaps didn't know that this quality was the norm through 1915. It would be another 25 years before such pieces began to bring premium prices, and certified/encapsulated grading played a large role in this recognition.

Given its high mintage the 1962 proof half dollar is surprisingly sparse in collectible varieties. Several nice DDO varieties have been cataloged, but thus far there appear to be no DDR coins for this date. One oddity that has recently gained some popularity is the so-called "D on Bell" variety. This is simply a lint impression in roughly the shape of that letter, and it's a distant cousin to the 1952 "Superbird" proof quarter dollar.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/30/2018

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1962 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 18.00 19.00 20.00 22.00 24.00 30.00 40.00 52.00 105 580 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 42.00 60.00 115
1962 50C PF CA
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 25.00 30.00 45.00 70.00 95.00 170 950 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 75.00 105 -
1962 50C PF UC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 24.00 33.00 55.00 75.00 135 285 700 9000 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 145 315 1350

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 39965
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 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: 6/15/2021 1962 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------2-136236711755516975240171414959377-30188
-------------25547286137156285-2363
----------------1261--10
------------------31--4
Total-------2-136236912256017455528185215523462-32565
 -------0%-0%0%0%0%0%0%2%5%17%57%17%1%- 
1962 50C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1-419124475173440921699129-8277
---------------16471687713-312
-----------------362--11
-----------------------
Total-----------1-419125481178442661778142-8600
 -----------0%-0%0%1%6%21%50%21%2%- 
1962 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------222111431670129351-1500
-----------------------
------------------38--11
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Total-------------222111431670430151-1511
 -------------0%0%1%8%21%47%20%3%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1962 50C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base283237414550545967727681858910212318327235155116581886
293438424751566269737882869310914321329841892017341980
000000566269737882869310914321329841892000
0000005764707579848898116163242325484128900
1962 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3237414550545967768185899498135220288463793164438174217
343842475156627078828691951101632433465731077236839504428
000000627078828691951101632433465731077236800
000000647379848892971231922654056831360309300
1962 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2428323741455054596367727681899812316320938111731345
25293438424751566064697378849210613617826664512301412
00000051566064697378849210613617826664500
00000053576266707579869511515019432490900
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 3817
Owner: Bob Navidomskis
 
Grade: PF 69 UC
Points: 3817
Owner: feedjake
 
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