1956 50C Type 2 PR66 Certification #83522224, PCGS #6697

Expert Comments

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.

 

 

PCGS #
6697
Designer
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
669384
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
3360
Pop Lower
2170
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 367000 R-1.7 9 / 16 9 / 16
All Grades 367000 R-1.7 15 / 16 15 / 16
60 or Better 110000 R-1.9 15 / 16 15 / 16
65 or Better 367000
All Grades 367000
60 or Better 110000
65 or Better R-1.7
All Grades R-1.7
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better 9 / 16
All Grades 15 / 16
60 or Better 15 / 16
65 or Better 9 / 16
All Grades 15 / 16
60 or Better 15 / 16

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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