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

1951-S 50C, FL (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+FL

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL
PCGS #:
86660
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
13,696,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$30,550 • PCGS MS67 • 4-24-2013 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 5,200 R-3.9 7 / 35 7 / 35
60 or Better 5,200 R-3.9 7 / 35 7 / 35
65 or Better 2,300 R-4.5 10 / 35 TIE 10 / 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  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1951-S Franklin Half Dollar is one of the more common dates and has one of the higher mintages for the series. Most Franklin Half Dollars have mintages under 10 million and any coin with a mintage higher than that is usually very common in most circulated grades.

The 1951-S seems to be common up to MS63 grades and can still be found in Uncirculated rolls in this condition and lower. In MS64 condition most examples have been pulled from rolls and are sold as singles or many times graded already. In MS65 condition they become a little scarcer especially with the Full Bell Lines designation. In MS66 FBL there are probably less than 1,000 coins that survive in this condition or higher. In MS67 FB it is really scarce with less than a dozen known and none being known in any higher condition.