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1957 Franklin Half Dollar Obverse     1957 Franklin Half Dollar Reverse


1957 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6672, 86672, 6698, 86698, 96698

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,114,000
Proofs: 1,247,952

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 Professional Coin Grading Service

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-68 Deep Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6413, not illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof-68 Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6412, not illustrated, sold for $74.75

NGC Proof-68 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6125, not illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof-67 Deep Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6411, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Line.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6111, not illustrated, sold for $126.50

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-67's.

The finest Uncirculated Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-69's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 85 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-69's.

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