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SERIES: Franklin Half Dollars 1948-1963
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1956 50C "Bugs Bunny" FS-401 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

CLOSEUP OF "BUGS BUNNY"

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
147874
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
4,032,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$299 • PCGS MS64 • 8-31-2011 • eBay
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Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
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1 MS66 PCGS grade
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1 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: A number of dates in the Franklin Half Dollars include what are known as "Bugs Bunny" varieties.  These are caused when the dies clash and a small, buck-tooth spike appears on Franklin's upper lip.  The most famous of these is the 1955 "Bugs Bunny" but others, such as the 1956, exist.  They are not particularly rare, but they can be found unattributed because they are subtle.  Numerous high-quality Mint State examples exist, including dozens in Gem.