1948 50C, FBL (Regular Strike)

Series: Franklin Half Dollars 1948-1963

PCGS MS67+FBL

PCGS MS67+FBL

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PCGS MS67+FBL

PCGS MS67+FBL

PCGS MS67+FBL

PCGS MS67+FBL

PCGS #:
86651
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
3,006,814
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 20,000
60 or Better 20,000
65 or Better 10,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-2.8
65 or Better R-3.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 33 / 35 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 33 / 35 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:181, $24,675

2 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2017:5205, $3,055

2 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:15783, $8,225 - Heritage 12/2017:3789, $5,040

2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:181, $24,675

MS67FBL PCGS grade #2 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2017:5205, $3,055

#2 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:15783, $8,225 - Heritage 12/2017:3789, $5,040

#2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
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.