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

1948 50C, FL (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+FL

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL
PCGS #:
86651
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,006,814
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$28,750 • PCGS MS67 • 7-30-2003 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 20,000 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 10,000 R-3.0 33 / 35 TIE 33 / 35 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67 FBL estimated grade  
5 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67 FBL estimated grade  
5 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
5 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
7 MS66FBL PCGS grade
7 MS66FBL PCGS grade
7 MS66FBL PCGS grade
7 MS66FBL PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1948-P Franklin Half Dollar has one of the lower mintages coming in at third place in the circulation strike Franklin Half Dollar series. The only two other issues having a lower mintage than the 1948-P Franklin Half are the 1955-P with a mintage of 2,498,181 and the 1953-P with a mintage of 2,668,120.

The 1948-P is a fairly common issue in circulated grades and even up to MS64 condition. In MS65 grade it becomes a bit of a challenge but still available. In MS66 and higher grades it becomes scarce with about 500 examples known, with most of them having Full Bell Line details. In MS67 grade it is very scarce with less than 5 known and none being finer.