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    1956 Franklin Half Dollar
    PR68 Deep Cameo
    Rare Type One Example

    1956 50C Type One PR68 Deep Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Blue Ocean. The Mint made a slight alteration to the Franklin half dollar design partway through 1956. The old Type One design features four feathers on the eagle's left wing, while the new Type Two coins show three feathers left of the perch. The former are about 10 times scarcer than their later counterparts, and PR68 Deep Cameo representatives are major rarities. In fact, they are among the rarest coins in the series after the 1961 Doubled Die Reverse. This brilliant Superb Gem with CAC endorsement showcases glassy fields and fully struck devices covered in a rich layer of frost. The overall quality is unimprovable. Population: 4 in 68 Deep Cameo, 0 finer. CAC: 1 in 68, 0 finer (6/17).
    From The Blue Ocean Collection(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27VG, PCGS# 96686)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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