1961 50C Doubled Die Reverse, CA PR67CA

CERTIFICATION#: 21032387
PCGS#: 86689

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1961 Doubled Die Reverse Half Dollar is one of the most dramatic, exciting, and valuable of all Franklin Half Dollars.  However, be aware that there are other Doubled Die Reverses for this year, but they are not as dramatic and are far less valuable.  The one to look for has very strong doubling of E PLURIBUS UNUM, UNITED STATES, and HALF DOLLAR.

As of May 2011, PCGS had certified 66 examples of this variety, usually in PR66 or lower.  Only 10 earned the PR67 grade and none were graded finer.  Apparently, cameo Proofs of this variety are extremely rare, as PCGS has graded only one (PR67CA).  No Deep Cameo examples are known (yet!).

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,028,244 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 20 R-9.1 1 / 16 1 / 16
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 1 / 16 1 / 16
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 1 / 16 1 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67CAM PCGS grade  
2 PR65CAM estimated grade  
2 PR65CAM estimated grade  
4 PR63CAM estimated grade