Owner's Comments

Very colorful coin. This is also a Variety. RPM 001.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1949-S Franklin Half Dollar has one of the lowest mintages in the series. However, the 1955-P, 1953-P and 1948-P have a lower mintage. Despite there being other lower mintage coins in the Franklin Half Dollar series the 1949-S appears to be somewhat scarcer than the lower mintage coins. Examples in circulated grades are still easily obtainable but in grades of Extra Fine and higher this date seems to command slightly higher prices than most other coins in the series.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
3744000
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
5638
Pop Lower
307
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 374400 R-1.7 4 / 35 TIE 4 / 35 TIE
All Grades 15000 R-2.9 4 / 35 TIE 4 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 6250 R-3.7 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade