1961 50C Doubled Die Reverse (Proof)

Series: Franklin Half Dollars 1950-1963

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

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PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS #:
6689
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
3,028,244
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 1,000 R-5.0 1 / 16 1 / 16
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 1 / 16 1 / 16
65 or Better 370 R-6.2 1 / 16 1 / 16
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 1,000
65 or Better 370
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better R-6.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 16
60 or Better 1 / 16
65 or Better 1 / 16
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 16
60 or Better 1 / 16
65 or Better 1 / 16

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
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!).