1956 50C, FBL MS67+ FBL Certification #29882857, PCGS #86671

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1956-P Franklin Half Dollar is one of the semi key dates in the series, as it has one of the lower mintages for the Franklin Half Dollar series. A little over 4 million examples were struck, which is considerably low, especially if compared to the mintage of the 1963-D Franklin Half Dollars which has a mintage of over 67 million.

The 1956-P is very common in circulated grades and even up to low Uncirculated grades such as MS60-MS63. In MS64 and MS65 they are a little scarcer but can still be bought in large quantities including in rolls. In MS66 condition they are now scarcer but probably several thousand examples still exist. In MS67 condition they are very difficult to find with less than 50 examples known and none being graded higher.   

30.00 millimeters
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 18500 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
All Grades 18500 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 8300 R-3.3 32 / 35 32 / 35

Condition Census

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

Linda Gail Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade
1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade
4 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:15614, $1,762.50 - Otsquago Franklins Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade

“Golden Gate FBL Franklins” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)