1956 50C Type 2 (Proof)

Series: Franklin Half Dollars 1950-1963

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

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REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS #:
6697
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
669,384
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 367,000 R-1.7 9 / 16 9 / 16
60 or Better 367,000 R-1.7 15 / 16 15 / 16
65 or Better 110,000 R-1.9 15 / 16 15 / 16
Survival Estimate
All Grades 367,000
60 or Better 367,000
65 or Better 110,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.7
60 or Better R-1.7
65 or Better R-1.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 16
60 or Better 15 / 16
65 or Better 15 / 16
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 9 / 16
60 or Better 15 / 16
65 or Better 15 / 16

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade
1 PR69 PCGS grade
1 PR69 PCGS grade
1 PR69 PCGS grade
1 PR69 PCGS grade
1 PR69 PCGS grade
1 PR69 PCGS grade
1 PR69 PCGS grade
1 PR69 PCGS grade
1 PR69 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

In 1956 the Mint struck two different Types of Proof Franklin Half varieties. The 1956 Proof Type 1 lacked details on the eagles chest and the design shows four feathers on each side of the eagles' wings. The Mint then modified the reverse to a new Type 2 design. The 1956 Type 2 design will show three feathers on each side of the eagles' wings. The neck and feathers will also be much sharper compared to the Type 1.

The 1956 Type 2 reverse was used on most proof coins for that year. Therefore, the 1956 Type 1 is the most common variety from the two different reverses.