1948-D 50C, FBL MS67FBL Certification #25230087, PCGS #86652

Expert Comments

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. 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
4028600
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
9049
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 22000 R-2.7 30 / 35 TIE 30 / 35 TIE
All Grades 22000 R-2.7 30 / 35 TIE 30 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 6750 R-3.6 31 / 35 31 / 35

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

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

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3172, $12,925

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2018:3942, $8,400

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade

EWP Collection

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade