1948 50C, FBL MS65FBL Certification #81831367, PCGS #86651

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.

 

PCGS #
86651
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
3006814
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
829
Pop Lower
5626
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 20000 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
All Grades 20000 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 10000 R-3.0 33 / 35 TIE 33 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 20000
All Grades 20000
60 or Better 10000
65 or Better R-2.8
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-3.0
65 or Better 23 / 35 TIE
All Grades 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 35 TIE
All Grades 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 35 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

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

2 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade
MS67+FBL 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

MS67FBL PCGS grade #2 MS67FBL PCGS grade

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

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