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    Cameo Superb Gem Proof 1950 Franklin
    Tied for Finest at PCGS

    1950 50C PR67 Cameo PCGS. CAC. At the time Rick Tomaska published The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars in 2002, PCGS had certified only a single example of the 1950 Franklin half in PR67 Cameo. A decade later (and no doubt after the diligent searching of thousands of proof sets), that number has increased to eight submissions -- six in 67 Cameo, including the present piece, and two in 67+ Cameo (4/12). This silver-white, highly reflective piece shows little trace of other color, but perceptible contrast appears on each side, and the mirrored fields "go to black" with a flick of the wrist, while the devices show white. There is no mentionable sign of contact. PCGS has certified a single PR66 Deep Cameo.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 27VA, PCGS# 86691)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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