Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,075,645
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $9.71 (5/6/2021)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1963 50C PF obverse 1963 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proof sales fell just a bit from 1962, but they were still quite high in historical terms. Had collectors known that 1963 would be the final year for this coin type they may have ordered additional sets, but it was not until December that this fact became known, yet another sad consequence of President Kennedy's assassination the previous month.

Gems are quite common, and the certified population of Cameo and Ultra Cameo examples puts these coins within reach of any collector.

A large number of DDO varieties are known, along with a slightly lesser number of DDRs. Several are quite appealing, though none are of general interest beyond series specialists.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/21/2019

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1963 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 18.00 19.00 20.00 22.00 24.00 30.00 40.00 55.00 100.00 550 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 32.00 45.00 60.00 -
1963 50C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 25.00 30.00 45.00 65.00 95.00 220 1085 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 30.00 50.00 70.00 120 -
1963 50C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 24.00 32.00 55.00 95.00 140 245 800 11700 -
$ - - - - - - - 27.00 35.00 60.00 105 150 295 2250

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 39793
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 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: 5/4/2021 1963 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------122194910045013644278180956780683-31823
--------------242115379238074-1426
------------------41--5
------------------4---4
Total---------122194910245413854431188957161757-33258
 ---------0%0%0%0%0%0%1%4%13%57%22%2%- 
1963 50C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------21076334143234611519132-6966
---------------28461647620-316
-----------------1103--14
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Total-------------21078342147936351598152-7296
 -------------0%0%1%5%20%50%22%2%- 
1963 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------2148119145623723-1004
------------------241-7
------------------66--12
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Total--------------2148119146424724-1023
 --------------0%1%8%19%45%24%2%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1963 50C PF CA
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Base3333333324416781858910212318325535166317852017
333333310305072828693109143207287455103718622118
000000310305072828693109143207287455103700
000000317355876848898116163231319559141100
1963 50C PF UC
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Base33333333284576899498131220351539802163455056089
33333331134558091951091612644146271079292457006393
00000031134558091951091612644146271079292400
00000032039668592971201903074767141357421500
1963 50C PF
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Base33333333203759727681899812316322036612061381
333333392644637378849210613618226964612641450
000000392644637378849210613618226964600
0000003143152687579869511515020131792600
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 5700
Owner: H Norton
 
Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 5505
Owner: fuzzbunker
 
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