Previous Date | Next Date | Benjamin Franklin Half Dollars by Date | Half Dollars by Type


1952 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6661, 86661, 6639, 86693, 96693

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 21,192,093
Proofs: 81,980

Designer: John R. Sinnock, the reverse adapted from a design by John Frederick Lewis

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) centered above the bell on the reverse

Images courtesy of 

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8566, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-65, Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6120, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6396, not illustrated, sold for $356.50

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1773 @$75.00

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6350, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1910, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 38 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service