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Category: Half Dollars
Set Type: Franklin Half Dollars, 1950-1963, Proof Issue
Owner: SkyMan
Last Modified: 1/10/2019
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Rank: 69
Score: 17536
Leading by: 21
Points to Higher Rank: 132
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Set Description:

Cameo Proofs. The set name is based on a Benjamin Franklin story when he was the American representative to the French court during the American Revolution. During one of his first days in Paris Franklin won a chess game against a Grand Lady who hosted one of the premier French Salons. She was taking a milk bath at the time and was so impressed by his ability to keep his mind on the game that she introduced him to all of high French society.


As far as Franklin cameo rarity would go, the groupings would look something like this (from easiest group to hardest, although within the given group the coins are just listed chronologically):

1956, 1962, 1963;

1960, 1961;

1954, 1955, 1957;

1951, 1953, 1958;

1952, 1959;

1950.




I'd like to thank Bruce Lee for imaging most of the coins except the 1950, 1958 and 1959. He's done EXCELLENT work with a very tricky subject matter. Bob Campbell imaged the 1950 and 1959. I think he also did an EXCELLENT job.
 Slot DescriptionGradeServiceScore
View Coin 1950 PF 66 CA NGC 3919
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View Coin 1951 PF 66 CA NGC 2302
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View Coin 1952 PF 66 CA NGC 1739
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View Coin 1953 PF 67 CA NGC 1928
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View Coin 1954 PF 67 UC NGC 2834
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View Coin 1955 PF 67 CA NGC 820
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View Coin 1956 Type 1 PF 67 NGC 1059
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View Coin 1956 Type 2 PF 68 UC PCGS 1351
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View Coin 1957 PF 68 UC PCGS 2671
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View Coin 1958 PF 67 UC PCGS 2143
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View Coin 1959 PF 67 CA NGC 1945
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View Coin 1960 PF 67 UC NGC 990
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View Coin 1961 PF 68 UC PCGS 2555
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View Coin 1962 PF 68 UC PCGS 1644
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View Coin 1963 PF 68 UC PCGS 1634
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