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

1959 50C (Proof)

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PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68
PCGS #:
6700
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,149,291
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$1,400 • NGC PR69 • 4-22-2018 • eBay
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 919,000 R-1.1 12 / 16 12 / 16
60 or Better 90,000 R-2.1 7 / 16 TIE 7 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 39,000 R-2.6 7 / 16 TIE 7 / 16 TIE
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
6 PR68 PCGS grade  
6 PR68 PCGS grade  
6 PR68 PCGS grade  
6 PR68 PCGS grade  
6 PR68 PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1959 Proof Franklin Half Dollar is one of the more common dates from the 1950's, for the Franklin Half Dollar series. However, it is scarcer than all the dates that were struck in the 1960's.

This date came really well struck and many examples were conserved in really nice quality. There are several examples that exist even up to PR69 condition. However, with Cameo surfaces they are much scarcer. With Deep Cameo surfaces they are very scarce in any condition.