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Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1950

[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Rick Tomaska. This information was originally published in 2002 in The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars]
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Mintage
51,386

Current Availability & Values

PROOF 60-64: The proof 1950 is arguably among the poorest quality proof U.S. half dollars released by the U.S. mint in the… Continued...

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Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1951

[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Rick Tomaska. This information was originally published in 2002 in The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars]
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Mintage
57,500

Current Availability & Values

PROOF 60-64: There was little improvement in quality with the 1951 Franklin. Hairlines are still a major problem and the primary deterrent… Continued...

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Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1952

[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Rick Tomaska. This information was originally published in 2002 in The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars]
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Mintage
81,980

Current Availability & Values

PROOF 60-64: Quality continued to improve for 1952. While the early mint packaging was still in use, most 1952’s are not quite… Continued...

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Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1953

[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Rick Tomaska. This information was originally published in 2002 in The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars]
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Mintage
128,800

Current Availability & Values

PROOF 60-64: The last year when proof sets were issued exclusively in individual cellophane envelopes. Each coin was housed in a small… Continued...

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Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1954

[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Rick Tomaska. This information was originally published in 2002 in The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars]
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Mintage
233,300

Current Availability & Values

PROOF 60-64: The quality of proof coinage coming from the Philadelphia mint improved dramatically in 1954. Almost all 1954 Franklins are at least… Continued...

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Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1955

[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Rick Tomaska. This information was originally published in 2002 in The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars]
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Mintage
378,200

Current Availability & Values

PROOF 60-64: 1955 was a very significant year in the proof Franklin series. The year began with proof coins being issued in… Continued...

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Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1956

[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Rick Tomaska. This information was originally published in 2002 in The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars]
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 Mintage
669,384


Current Availability & Values

PROOF 60-64: The 1956 Franklin was among the highest quality proof issues in the Franklin series. Continued improvement in production techniques… Continued...

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