1959 50C (Proof)

Series: Franklin Half Dollars 1950-1963

PCGS PR68+

PCGS PR68+

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PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS #:
6700
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,149,291
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 919,000
60 or Better 90,000
65 or Better 39,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.1
60 or Better R-2.1
65 or Better R-2.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 16
60 or Better 7 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 16 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 16
60 or Better 7 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 16 TIE

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
6 PR68 PCGS grade
6 PR68 PCGS grade
6 PR68 PCGS grade
6 PR68 PCGS grade
6 PR68 PCGS grade
#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.