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1963-D 50C, FL (Regular Strike)

Series: Franklin Half Dollars 1948-1963

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS66+FL

PCGS MS66+FL

PCGS MS66+FL

PCGS MS66+FL

PCGS #:
86685
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
67,069,292
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 4,000 R-4.2 20 / 35 TIE 20 / 35 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 20,000
60 or Better 20,000
65 or Better 4,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-2.8
65 or Better R-4.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 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 20 / 35 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+FBL PCGS grade MS66+FBL PCGS grade
1 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66FBL PCGS grade PCGS #86685 (MS, Full Bell Line)     66
3 MS66FBL PCGS grade PCGS #86685 (MS, Full Bell Line)     66
3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
MS66+FBL PCGS grade #1 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
#1 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
PCGS #86685 (MS, Full Bell Line)     66 #3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
PCGS #86685 (MS, Full Bell Line)     66 #3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
#3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
#3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
#3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
#3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
#3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
#3 MS66FBL PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

This is the last year in which Franklin Half Dollars were struck. The 1963-D Franklin Half Dollar also happens to have the largest mintage in the entire series. The Mint struck over 65 million of them for this issue, compare this to the mintage of the1955-P where just under 2.5 million were struck.

Therefore the 1963-D is very common in circulated grades up to MS64 condition they can still be bought in rolls. In MS65 condition many of them are sold as singles and in MS66 condition command a significant premium with many of them already being graded. There are no MS67 examples known, more than likely the large amount of coins produced affected the quality as the Denver Mint was not use to producing this many Half Dollars in a single year and quality was probably not their primary concern.