1948-D 50C, FL MS65FL

CERTIFICATION#: 40002217
PCGS#: 86652

Owner's Comments

Attractive rim toning and high luster.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1948-D Franklin Half is the first coin struck at the Denver Mint for this series. It's mintage is just over 4 million so not a rare date but also not a common date. It is only common in circulated grades and up to MS62 grade more or less. Examples in MS63 and even MS64 can still be found in rolls or mint sets. Examples in MS65 have probably already been pulled from rolls. In MS66 condition they are very scarce with several hundred still available at a premium. In MS67 condition they are truly scarce with less than dozen known and none being finer. 

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 4,028,600 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 22,000 R-2.7 30 / 35 TIE 30 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 22,000 R-2.7 30 / 35 TIE 30 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 6,750 R-3.6 31 / 35 31 / 35

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS66FBL PCGS grade
2 MS66FBL PCGS grade
2 MS66FBL PCGS grade
2 MS66FBL PCGS grade