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    Superb Gem Cameo Proof
    1950 Franklin Half

    1950 50C PR67 Cameo PCGS. The Franklin half dollar design got its start in 1948, but proof coinage did not emerge from its World War II-induced hiatus until 1950. All Franklin half dollars, but especially the earlier issues, prove challenging when sought with a prominent cameo effect. This Superb Gem specimen from the earliest of issues has considerable (if a trifle watery) reflectivity in the fields, paired with generous frost on the central devices. Light golden overtones are most intense in the obverse fields. Population: 8 in 67 (2 in 67+) Cameo, 0 finer (12/12).
    From The Atlanta Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 27VA, PCGS# 86691)


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