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

1959-D 50C, FL (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+FL

PCGS MS66+FL

PCGS MS66+FL
PCGS #:
86677
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
13,053,750
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$3,680 • PCGS MS66 • 4-25-2002 • 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 5,000 R-4.0 24 / 35 TIE 24 / 35 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade
2 MS67FBL PCGS grade  
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
3 MS66+FBL PCGS grade  
9 MS66FBL PCGS grade
9 MS66FBL PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1959-D Franklin Half Dollar is not a scarce date by any means. It's mintage is just over 13 million which is a little higher than average for the series. However, for some reason examples In MS65 are hard to find. With a few thousands examples confirmed. In MS66 condition it is really scarce with about 200 examples known. In MS67 condition it is almost non-existent with the exception of one lone example that has been graded PCGS MS67. No others have graded MS67 or higher, making it an extremely scarce coin in MS67 condition and higher.