1961 50C Doubled Die Reverse, CAM PR67CAM Certification #21032387, PCGS #86689

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
3028244
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
3
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 1 / 16 1 / 16
All Grades 20 R-9.1 1 / 16 1 / 16
60 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