Description and Analysis
Franklin Half Dollars
1963 50C PF
Description & Analysis
Proof sales fell just a bit from 1962, but they were still quite high in historical terms. Had collectors known that 1963 would be the final year for this coin type they may have ordered additional sets, but it was not until December that this fact became known, yet another sad consequence of President Kennedy's assassination the previous month.
Gems are quite common, and the certified population of Cameo and Ultra Cameo examples puts these coins within reach of any collector.
A large number of DDO varieties are known, along with a slightly lesser number of DDRs. Several are quite appealing, though none are of general interest beyond series specialists.