1963 50C, DCAM PR67DCAM Certification #30451615, PCGS #96704

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1963 Proof Franklin Half Dollar was the last Proof coin struck for the series. it is also one of the more common dates in the Proof Franklin Half Dollar series, as it has the second highest mintage. It's mintage is a little over 3 million coins struck. Only the 1962 Proof has a slightly higher mintage of about 3.2 million.

The 1963 Proof Franklin Half Dollar appears to be common all the way up to Grade 68 without non Cameo or Deep Cameo surfaces. There are probably more than 1,000 examples that exist in PR67 Cameo. In PR68 Cameo it is scarce with less than 1,000 examples known. In PR69 Cameo there are less than two dozen known at PCGS with none being graded higher. In PR68 Deep Cameo it also appears to be scarce with less than 1,000 examples known at PCGS. In PR69 Deep Cameo it is the highest grade available with about 2 dozen known.   

PCGS #
96704
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
3075645
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
331
Pop Lower
352
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 15000 R-2.9 14 / 16 14 / 16
All Grades 15000 R-2.9 14 / 16 14 / 16
60 or Better 7020 R-3.5 13 / 16 TIE 13 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 15000
All Grades 15000
60 or Better 7020
65 or Better R-2.9
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-3.5
65 or Better 14 / 16
All Grades 14 / 16
60 or Better 13 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 16
All Grades 14 / 16
60 or Better 13 / 16 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade