1959-D 50C, FBL MS67+ FBL Certification #25003963, PCGS #86677

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1959-D Franklin Half Dollar is not a scarce date by any means. It's mintage is just over 13 million which is a little higher than average for the series. However, for some reason examples In MS65 are hard to find. With a few thousands examples confirmed. In MS66 condition it is really scarce with about 200 examples known. In MS67 condition it is almost non-existent with the exception of one lone example that has been graded PCGS MS67. No others have graded MS67 or higher, making it an extremely scarce coin in MS67 condition and higher.  

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
13053750
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
9493
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 5000 R-4.0 24 / 35 TIE 24 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade MS67+FBL PCGS grade

“EWP” Collection

2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade MS66+FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade MS66+FBL PCGS grade