1948 50C, FBL MS67FBL Certification #30688616, PCGS #86651

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1948-P Franklin Half Dollar has one of the lower mintages coming in at third place in the circulation strike Franklin Half Dollar series. The only two other issues having a lower mintage than the 1948-P Franklin Half are the 1955-P with a mintage of 2,498,181 and the 1953-P with a mintage of 2,668,120.

The 1948-P is a fairly common issue in circulated grades and even up to MS64 condition. In MS65 grade it becomes a bit of a challenge but still available. In MS66 and higher grades it becomes scarce with about 500 examples known, with most of them having Full Bell Line details. In MS67 grade it is very scarce with less than 5 known and none being finer.

 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
3006814
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
8903
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 20000 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
All Grades 20000 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 10000 R-3.0 33 / 35 TIE 33 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

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

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:181, $24,675

2 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2017:5205, $3,055

2 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:15783, $8,225 - Heritage 12/2017:3789, $5,040

2 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade