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

1948-D 50C, FL (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL
PCGS #:
86652
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
4,028,600
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$19,975 • PCGS MS67 • 2-1-2015 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 22,000 R-2.7 30 / 35 TIE 30 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 22,000 R-2.7 30 / 35 TIE 30 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 6,750 R-3.6 31 / 35 31 / 35
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3172, $12,925

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

EWP Collection

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3172, $12,925

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade

EWP Collection

1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
1 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
6 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
6 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
6 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
6 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
6 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1948-D Franklin Half is the first coin struck at the Denver Mint for this series. It's mintage is just over 4 million so not a rare date but also not a common date. It is only common in circulated grades and up to MS62 grade more or less. Examples in MS63 and even MS64 can still be found in rolls or mint sets. Examples in MS65 have probably already been pulled from rolls. In MS66 condition they are very scarce with several hundred still available at a premium. In MS67 condition they are truly scarce with less than dozen known and none being finer.