Owner's Comments

One of the harder coins to find in AU condition. 99 out of 100 are MS. This is a Self Made coin from raw inventory.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1962-D Franklin Half Dollar is one of the more common dates and has the second highest mintage in the series. Therefore, nice examples of this date can easily be acquired for minimal cost. Only examples in MS66 condition become scarce and most examples have probably already been certified and command a high premium.  With the Full Bell Lines designation this issue is scarce  in MS65 condition with less than about 1,000 examples known. In MS66 FBL condition it is really scarce with less than 2 dozen graded by PCGS in this condition with one known in MS66 FBL and none being known in better condition.  

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
35473281
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
7036
Pop Lower
98
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 3547328 R-1.0 21 / 35 TIE 21 / 35 TIE
All Grades 11000 R-2.9 4 / 35 TIE 4 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 1625 R-4.7 1 / 35 TIE 1 / 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