FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR RPMS

Revised on September 17, 2016

Copyright 2011 by James Wiles, Used with permission from CONECA.

 

 

1948-D

1949-D

1949-S

1950-D

1951-S

1952-D

1952-S

1953-D

1953-S

1954-D

1957-D

 

1958-D

 

1961-D

 

1962-D

 

1963-D

 

 

 

 

 

1948-D

RPM-001

Description:

D/D/D Serifs

Grade:

MS60

Population:

1

Markers:

UVC-012

DMR-005

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

Reported by:

Michael L. Ellis

 

1949-D

RPM-001

Description:

D/D West

Grade:

MS63

Population:

1

Markers:

UVC-020

DMR-004

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

Ronald Holody

 

1949-S

RPM-001

Description:

S/S West

Grade:

MS65

Population:

6

Markers:

UVC-022

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1949-S

RPM-002

Description:

S/S South; FS-50-1949S-501 (11.3)

Grade:

MS63

Population:

9

Markers:

UVC-023

DMR-003

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

Reported by:

Michael L. Ellis

 

1949-S

RPM-003

Description:

S/S/S East, West

Grade:

MS63

Population:

3

Markers:

UVC-024

DMR-004

Stage A:

Reverse is EMDS

Die gouge from left end of crossbar of T of LIBERTY EMDS

Stage B:

 

Several die scratches on Reverse LMDS

Several circular die scratches above BERTY of LIBERTY LMDS

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

James Wiles

 

1950-D

RPM-001

Description:

D/D South; FS-50-1950D-501

Grade:

MS63

Population:

5

Markers:

UVC-039

DMR-005

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Reverse is MDS

Strong die scratch Southeast from ER of LIBERTY MDS

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

Jose Cortez

 

1950-D

RPM-002

Description:

D/D South

Grade:

AU55

Population:

1

Markers:

Reverse is LISTED as DDR-004

UVC-272

DMR-006

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Die gouge Southwest from top of bell clapper MDS

Die scratch Southeast from M of UNUM to bell

Die scratch under E of LIBERTY MDS

Die gouge in upper back of hair

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

Tony Russo

 

1951-S

RPM-001

Description:

S/S Southwest; FS-50-1951S-501

Grade:

MS66 FBL

Population:

3

Markers:

UVC-054

DMR-006

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Medium secondary mintmark MDS

Obverse is MDS

Stage C:

Strong secondary mintmark LDS

Obverse is LDS

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1951-S

RPM-002

Description:

S/S South

Grade:

MS64

Population:

1

Markers:

Lower than RPM-004

UVC-055

DMR-007

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1951-S

RPM-003

Description:

S/S West

Grade:

MS62

Population:

4

Markers:

UVC-056

DMR-008

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

Stage D:

Reverse and Obverse are VLDS

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1951-S

RPM-004

Description:

S/S South

Grade:

MS64

Population:

5

Markers:

Higher than RPM-001

UVC-057

DMR-009

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

Reported by:

James Wiles

 

1951-S

RPM-005

Description:

S/S South

Grade:

MS63

Population:

4

Markers:

UVC-058

DMR-010

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

Reported by:

Ward Miller

 

1951-S

RPM-006

Description:

S/S/S West, West

Grade:

AU50

Population:

2

Markers:

UVC-273

DMR-013

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

Reported by:

Tony Russo

 

1952-D

RPM-001

Description:

D/D West

Grade:

MS63

Population:

2

Markers:

UVC-064

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1952-D

RPM-002

Description:

D/D South

Grade:

MS65

Population:

4

Markers:

UVC-065

DMR-003

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

Reported by:

Mike Backus

 

1952-S

RPM-001

Description:

S/S/S East, West; FS-50-1952S-501

Grade:

MS64

Population:

6

Markers:

UVC-067

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1953-D

RPM-001

Description:

D/D South

Grade:

MS64

Population:

3

Markers:

UVC-071

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1953-S

RPM-001

Description:

S/S Northwest; FS-50-1953S-501

Grade:

MS63

Population:

2

Markers:

UVC-073

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Die scratches East-West through mintmark MDS

Obverse is MDS

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

Reported by:

Hugh Campbell

 

1954-D

RPM-001

Description:

D/D West

Grade:

MS63

Population:

3

Markers:

UVC-078

DMR-003

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

Reverse is LDS

Several die scratches North-South behind head LDS

Stage D:

Reverse is VLDS

Die scratches are weak to missing VLDS

Reported by:

James Wiles

 

1957-D

RPM-001

Description:

D/D Rotated CCW; FS-50-1957D-501

Grade:

MS64

Population:

5

Markers:

UVC-116

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Numerous die scratches under E PLURIBUS UNUM MDS

Die clash under Right bell

Numerous die scratches on Obverse MDS

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

Delma K. Romines

 

1958-D

RPM-001

Description:

D/D East

Grade:

MS65

Population:

3

Markers:

UVC-121

DMR-005

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

Reverse is LDS

Numerous die scratches on Obverse LDS

Stage D:

Reverse and Obverse are VLDS

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1961-D

RPM-001

Description:

D/D Southeast

Grade:

MS65

Population:

11, 2

Markers:

Can be found in Mint Sets

UVC-183

DMR-004

Stage A:

Horizontal die scratch through mintmark EDS

Strong die scratch North-Northeast, East of the mintmark

Obverse is EDS

Stage B:

Horizontal die scratch is weak West of the mintmark EMDS

Light die crack on bust EMDS

Stage C:

Horizontal die scratch is missing East of the mintmark MDS

Medium die crack on bust MDS

UVC-181

DMR-002

Stage D:

North-Northeast die scratch is weak LDS

Obverse die changed MDS

Medium die crack on bust, lower than previous obverse

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1962-D

RPM-001

Description:

D/D/D East, West

Grade:

MS64

Population:

2

Markers:

UVC-192

DMR-004

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

Reverse is LDS

Die crack across lower bust LDS

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1962-D

RPM-002

Description:

D/D Northeast

Grade:

MS64

Population:

3

Markers:

UVC-193

DMR-005

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1962-D

RPM-003

Description:

D/D East

Grade:

MS63

Population:

1

Markers:

UVC-194

DMR-006

Stage A:

Reverse and Obverse are EMDS

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

Paul Funaiole

 

1962-D

RPM-004

Description:

D/D South

Grade:

MS62

Population:

1

Markers:

UVC-195

DMR-007

Stage A:

Reverse and Obverse are EDS

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

David Bloomberg

 

1963-D

RPM-001

Description:

D/D South

Grade:

MS65

Population:

5

Markers:

UVC-243

DMR-011

Stage A:

Reverse is EMDS

Die scratches North-South on Obverse EMDS

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse MDS

Stage C:

Reverse is LDS

Obverse die scratches are worn away LDS

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1963-D

RPM-002

Description:

D/D South

Grade:

MS64

Population:

3

Markers:

UVC-244

DMR-012

Stage A:

Reverse and Obverse are EDS

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1963-D

RPM-003

Description:

D/D South

Grade:

MS63

Population:

5

Markers:

UVC-245

DMR-013

Stage A:

Reverse and Obverse are EDS

Stage B:

Die scratches North-South on Reverse and Obverse MDS

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

James Wiles

 

1963-D

RPM-004

Description:

D/D West

Grade:

MS64

Population:

1

Markers:

UVC-246

DMR-014

Stage A:

Reverse and Obverse are EDS

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

James Wiles

 

1963-D

RPM-005

Description:

D/D Southwest

Grade:

MS63

Population:

2

Markers:

Very light tripling on E PLURIBUS UNUM

UVC-248

DMR-016

Stage A:

Reverse and Obverse are EMDS

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

Reported by:

Greg Lewis