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SERIES: Franklin Half Dollars 1948-1963
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1949 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
6653
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
5,614,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$6,325 • NGC MS67 • 2-23-2005 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 561,400 R-1.5 11 / 35 TIE 11 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 11,000 R-2.9 4 / 35 TIE 4 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 4,500 R-4.1 16 / 35 16 / 35
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: This is the second year in which the Franklin Half Dollar was struck. It also has somewhat of a low mintage compared to other issues in the same series, especially since some coins in this series have a mintage of over 20 million.

The 1949-P Franklin Half Dollar is common in all circulated grades. In uncirculated grades it also easily obtainable with thousands of examples still available. In MS65 condition it becomes a little scarcer but yet there are still a few thousand examples available. In MS66 condition it becomes scarce with probably less than 500 examples available and less than a handful known higher.