Coins Certified as of 1/21

My Coin #50045738

1948 50C, FL MS67FL

PCGS#: 86651

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1948-P Franklin Half Dollar has one of the lower mintages coming in at third place in the circulation strike Franklin Half Dollar series. The only two other issues having a lower mintage than the 1948-P Franklin Half are the 1955-P with a mintage of 2,498,181 and the 1953-P with a mintage of 2,668,120.

The 1948-P is a fairly common issue in circulated grades and even up to MS64 condition. In MS65 grade it becomes a bit of a challenge but still available. In MS66 and higher grades it becomes scarce with about 500 examples known, with most of them having Full Bell Line details. In MS67 grade it is very scarce with less than 5 known and none being finer.


Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,006,814 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 20,000 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 10,000 R-3.0 33 / 35 TIE 33 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67 FBL estimated grade  
5 MS66+FBL PCGS grade