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

1953 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
6664
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,668,120
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$4,025 • PCGS MS64 • 11-15-2011 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 266,812 R-1.8 1 / 35 TIE 1 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 8,500 R-3.3 2 / 35 2 / 35
65 or Better 2,200 R-4.5 4 / 35 TIE 4 / 35 TIE
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  
8 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1953-P Franklin Half Dollar has the second lowest mintage in the series. Only the 1955-P has a lower mintage. In circulated grades it seems to be somewhat common. In Uncirculated grades it becomes a little scarcer than the more common coins in the series but yet still easily obtainable. In MS66 condition it is scarce with about 150 examples in existence more or less, with none being finer.