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1948-D 50C, FL (Regular Strike)

Series: Franklin Half Dollars 1948-1963

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS #:
86652
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
4,028,600
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 22,000
60 or Better 22,000
65 or Better 6,750
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better R-3.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 30 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 31 / 35
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 30 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 31 / 35

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:3163, $19,975 - “LOR” Collection

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3172, $12,925

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2018:3942, $8,400

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

EWP Collection

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade
8 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
8 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
8 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
#1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:3163, $19,975 - “LOR” Collection

#1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3172, $12,925

#1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2018:3942, $8,400

#1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

EWP Collection

#1 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#1 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#1 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#8 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
#8 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
#8 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
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.