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SERIES: Franklin Half Dollars 1950-1963
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1950 50C (Proof)

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PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67
PCGS #:
6691
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
51,386
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$10,350 • NGC PR68 • 4-1-2008 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 36,000 R-2.6 2 / 16 TIE 2 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 36,000 R-2.6 2 / 16 TIE 2 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 10,800 R-2.9 3 / 16 TIE 3 / 16 TIE
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Ron Guth: In 1950, the U.S. Mint resumed production of Proof coins, having completed the striking of war medals for distribution during and after World War II.  Interest in the new Proof sets was much higher than it had been in 1942, and the U.S. economy had improved dramatically, thus the mintage of the 1950 Proof Set exceeded 50,000 units, surpassing all previous records.

Most Proof 1950 Half Dollars have a brilliant finish.  Less than one-tenth of the certified examples have a Cameo finish, and only a small handful have a Deep Cameo Finish.