1949-S 50C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 10807156
PCGS#: 6655

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1949-S Franklin Half Dollar has one of the lowest mintages in the series. However, the 1955-P, 1953-P and 1948-P have a lower mintage. Despite there being other lower mintage coins in the Franklin Half Dollar series the 1949-S appears to be somewhat scarcer than the lower mintage coins. Examples in circulated grades are still easily obtainable but in grades of Extra Fine and higher this date seems to command slightly higher prices than most other coins in the series.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,744,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 374,400 R-1.7 4 / 35 TIE 4 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 15,000 R-2.9 4 / 35 TIE 4 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 6,250 R-3.7 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade