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

1956 50C, FL (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL

PCGS MS67FL
PCGS #:
86671
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
4,032,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$8,813 • PCGS MS67+ • 8-5-2014 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 18,500 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 18,500 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 8,300 R-3.3 32 / 35 32 / 35
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1956-P Franklin Half Dollar is one of the semi key dates in the series, as it has one of the lower mintages for the Franklin Half Dollar series. A little over 4 million examples were struck, which is considerably low, especially if compared to the mintage of the 1963-D Franklin Half Dollars which has a mintage of over 67 million.

The 1956-P is very common in circulated grades and even up to low Uncirculated grades such as MS60-MS63. In MS64 and MS65 they are a little scarcer but can still be bought in large quantities including in rolls. In MS66 condition they are now scarcer but probably several thousand examples still exist. In MS67 condition they are very difficult to find with less than 50 examples known and none being graded higher.