NGC Registry

Moondoggys Franklin Proofs Set 1


Set Type: Franklin Half Dollars, 1950-1963, Proof Issue
Owner: moondoggy
Last Modified: 8/1/2012
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Award Time Rank: 3
Award Time Score: 14286

Set Description

My goal for this set is to complete it from "raw" coins I have purchased, then submitted to NGC for grading. I started this collection in 2011. After having done a multitude of research both reading and talking to some of the top authority's on Franklins, and searching over hundreds of coins, I have been fortunate enough to acquire (3) Top-Pop Proofs for their particular tier so far, the 1951, 1957 and the 1961. To find gem level collectable proof Franklins during this time of manufacturing by the U.S. Mint is a daunting task to say the least. One major problem was the way the dies were prepared and maintained, another was the preparation of the planchets. It was during this period (1950 - 1963) that the U.S. Mint labored over how to produce more than a few fantastic proofs in Cameo and Ultra Cameo and have the dies be consistent throughout the runs. I will discuss each year in detail, individually, so you may understand this fantastic coin more fully.

Best Presented Set

Slot DescriptionFull GradeScore Updated
View Coin 1950 PF 64 1019 2/18/2012
View Coin 1951 PF 68 3586 12/3/2012
View Coin 1952 PF 65 648 12/3/2012
View Coin 1953 PF 65 502 8/2/2012
View Coin 1954 PF 67 437 12/3/2012
View Coin 1955 PF 68 680 2/18/2012
View Coin 1956 Type 1 PF 67 348 12/3/2012
View Coin 1956 Type 2 PF 68 CAMEO 609 12/3/2012
View Coin 1957 PF 69 CAMEO 3080 12/3/2012
View Coin 1958 PF 66 CAMEO 409 12/3/2012
View Coin 1959 PF 67 CAMEO 1048 12/3/2012
View Coin 1960 PF 67 CAMEO 430 11/1/2012
View Coin 1961 PF 69 974 8/5/2012
View Coin 1962 PF 67 CAMEO 248 11/1/2012
View Coin 1963 PF 67 CAMEO 268 11/1/2012

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