Owner's Comments

Self Made. Great eye appeal.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1957-D Franklin Half Dollar is one of the most common issues in the series. It has a mintage of almost 20 million coins struck. While most other dates in the series have mintages well under 15 million.

This issue is common even up to about MS65 condition. In MS66 it becomes much more difficult but still out there and can be easily purchased for about a couple hundred dollars. In MS67 or higher, it becomes very scarce and it is very difficult to obtain. Any example in this condition or higher will be very expensive since the demand is much greater than the supply. 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
19966850
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
3701
Pop Lower
32
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1996685 R-1.0 21 / 35 TIE 21 / 35 TIE
All Grades 30000 R-2.7 25 / 35 TIE 25 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 10000 R-3.0 28 / 35 TIE 28 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade