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Moondoggys Franklin Proofs Set 1


Category: Half Dollars
Set Type: Franklin Half Dollars, 1950-1963, Proof Issue
Owner: moondoggy
Last Modified: 8/5/2014
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Rank: 46
Score: 15334
Leading by: 90
Points to Higher Rank: 189
  
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Set Description:

My goal for this set was to complete it from "raw" coins I surveyed and purchased, then submitted to NGC for grading, which I accomplished, so I feel this is a pure set in its truest form. 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 Proof, 1957 Cameo Proof and the 1961 Proof. To find gem level collectable proof Franklin's 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 planchet's. It was during this period (1950 - 1963) that the U.S. Mint labored over how to produce more than a few fantastic proofs let alone in cameo and maybe even the elusive ultra cameo and have the dies be consistent throughout the runs. I will discuss each year individually, in detail, so you may understand this fantastic coin more fully. I still to this day continue this fantastic adventure as I am always looking for that next one I feel will "make the grade" to be added to my Franklin Proof collections.
 Slot DescriptionGradeServiceScore
View Coin 1950 PF 64 NGC 1019
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View Coin 1951 PF 68 NGC 3586
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View Coin 1952 PF 65 NGC 648
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View Coin 1953 PF 65 NGC 502
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View Coin 1954 PF 67 NGC 437
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View Coin 1955 PF 68 NGC 692
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View Coin 1956 Type 1 PF 67 NGC 990
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View Coin 1956 Type 2 PF 68 CAMEO NGC 949
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View Coin 1957 PF 69 CAMEO NGC 3080
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View Coin 1958 PF 66 CAMEO NGC 409
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View Coin 1959 PF 67 CAMEO NGC 1048
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View Coin 1960 PF 67 CAMEO NGC 484
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View Coin 1961 PF 69 NGC 974
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View Coin 1962 PF 67 CAMEO NGC 248
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View Coin 1963 PF 67 CAMEO NGC 268
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