1956 50C, FBL MS64FBL Certification #84763716, 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.   

PCGS #
86671
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
4032000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
2896
Pop Lower
221
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census Learn More

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)

MS67+FBL PCGS grade #1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade

Linda Gail Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

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

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

MS67FBL PCGS grade #4 MS67FBL PCGS grade

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