# Category Archives: Franklin Half Dollars * Chapter 7

## Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1950

*[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Rick Tomaska. This information was originally published in 2002 in The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars]*

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**Mintage **

51,386

**Current Availability & Values**

**PROOF 60-64:** The proof 1950 is arguably among the poorest quality proof U.S. half dollars released by the U.S. mint in the… Continued...

## Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1951

*[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Rick Tomaska. This information was originally published in 2002 in The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars]*

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**Mintage **

57,500

**Current Availability & Values**

**PROOF 60-64:** There was little improvement in quality with the 1951 Franklin. Hairlines are still a major problem and the primary deterrent… Continued...

## Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1952

*[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Rick Tomaska. This information was originally published in 2002 in The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars]*

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**Mintage **

81,980

**Current Availability & Values**

**PROOF 60-64:** Quality continued to improve for 1952. While the early mint packaging was still in use, most 1952’s are not quite… Continued...

## Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1953

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**Mintage **

128,800

**Current Availability & Values**

**PROOF 60-64:** The last year when proof sets were issued exclusively in individual cellophane envelopes. Each coin was housed in a small… Continued...

## Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1954

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**Mintage**

233,300

**Current Availability & Values**

**PROOF 60-64:** The quality of proof coinage coming from the Philadelphia mint improved dramatically in 1954. Almost all 1954 Franklins are at least… Continued...

## Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1955

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**Mintage **

378,200

**Current Availability & Values**

**PROOF 60-64:** 1955 was a very significant year in the proof Franklin series. The year began with proof coins being issued in… Continued...

## Franklin Half Dollars > Ch 7 > Proof Franklin > Date Analysis > 1956

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**Mintage**

669,384

**Current Availability & Values**

**PROOF 60-64:** The 1956 Franklin was among the highest quality proof issues in the Franklin series. Continued improvement in production techniques… Continued...