1953-S HALF DOLLAR
PCGS Nos: 6666, 86666
Circulation strikes: 4,148,000
Designer: John R.
Sinnock, the reverse adapted from a design by John Frederick Lewis
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
grains (±12.5 grams)
(for San Francisco, CA) centered above the bell on the reverse
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PCGS MS-66 FBL. Ex -
Auctions by Bowers & Merena, Inc. "Rarities Sale", January
3, 2000, Lot 246, illustrated, sold for $69,000.00, a record price for any
Franklin Head Half Dollar!
PCGS MS-66. Ex - Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson
Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1915, not
illustrated, sold for $437.00
PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.
Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M.
LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1820 sold for $10,350.00
The finest non-Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 148 MS-66's.
The finest Full Bell Line example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service