1949-D 50C, FBL MS66+ FBL Certification #30688617, PCGS #86654

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1949-D Franklin Half has a mintage of  a little over 4 million. However, many Franklin Half Dollars have been melted over the years including this issue. Examples in MS64 condition and lower seem to be abundant and very easy to obtain, with very small premiums between grades. Examples in MS65 are much scarcer and command a strong premium over MS64 examples, usually hundreds of dollars more. In MS66 condition they are really scarce with less than 100 examples known. There are no examples in MS67 condition or higher, making it one of the tougher issues in the series in MS66 condition.  

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
4120600
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
5472
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 13000 R-2.9 15 / 35 TIE 15 / 35 TIE
All Grades 13000 R-2.9 15 / 35 TIE 15 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 2100 R-4.5 10 / 35 TIE 10 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+FBL PCGS grade MS66+FBL PCGS grade

“Wondercoin” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
	MS66+FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3350, $8,813

1 MS66+FBL PCGS grade MS66+FBL PCGS grade
1 MS66+FBL PCGS grade MS66+FBL PCGS grade
1 MS66+FBL PCGS grade