1959 50C, FBL MS66+ FBL Certification #25280735, PCGS #86676

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1959-P Franklin Half Dollar is common in circulated grades up to MS64 condition. It can still be bought in rolls in MS64 condition and lower. In MS65 condition most examples have been pulled from rolls and mint sets, with many of them being submitted to get graded.  In MS66 conmdition it is really diificult to find and less than 100 examples are known with none beeing finer. One of the tougher dates in MS66 condition or higher. 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
6200000
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
4828
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 14000 R-2.9 15 / 35 TIE 15 / 35 TIE
All Grades 14000 R-2.9 15 / 35 TIE 15 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 3700 R-4.2 20 / 35 TIE 20 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66FBL PCGS grade MS66FBL PCGS grade
1 MS66FBL PCGS grade
1 MS66FBL PCGS grade
1 MS66FBL PCGS grade
1 MS66FBL PCGS grade