Owner's Comments

The original coin in this slot was an ODC as designated by PCGS. It was sent in to be attributed FBL and the grade was changed to MS-62. Could it have been off 4 full grades the first time graded. This is the replacement coin. Lightly toned with lots of eye appeal.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1953-P Franklin Half Dollar has the second lowest mintage in the series. Only the 1955-P has a lower mintage. In circulated grades it seems to be somewhat common. In Uncirculated grades it becomes a little scarcer than the more common coins in the series but yet still easily obtainable. In MS66 condition it is scarce with about 150 examples in existence more or less, with none being finer.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
2668120
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
3627
Pop Lower
38
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 266812 R-1.8 1 / 35 TIE 1 / 35 TIE
All Grades 8500 R-3.3 2 / 35 2 / 35
60 or Better 2200 R-4.5 4 / 35 TIE 4 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade