1948-D 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Franklin Half Dollars 1948-1963

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
6652
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
4,028,600
Mint:
Denver
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 402,860 R-1.6 6 / 35 TIE 6 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 22,000 R-2.7 25 / 35 TIE 25 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 6,750 R-3.6 25 / 35 TIE 25 / 35 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 402,860
60 or Better 22,000
65 or Better 6,750
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.6
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better R-3.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 25 / 35 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 25 / 35 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade
10 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
#10 MS65 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

This is the first Franklin Half dollar struck at the Denver Mint and also the first year in which Franklin Half Dollars were produced. This year the Mint only struck 4,028,600 coins at the Denver Mint, a slightly higher amount of those struck at the Philadelphia Mint for the same year. For the most part, the 1948-D is considered a low mintage coin for the Franklin Half Dollar series since there are only 10 coins in the series which have a mintage lower than 5 million.

The 1948-D is fairly common in circulated grades all the way up to about MS63 condition that it can be purchased at a premium tied silver melt values. In MS64 condition it tends to be a bit more difficult and doesn't always trade based of silver spot prices. In MS65 it is now less available with possibly no more than ten thousand coins in existence. In MS66 it is scarce where possibly 300-500 examples exist. In MS67 is almost unknown with the exception of one sole example certified MS67 with the FBL designation by PCGS and none being finer.