1950 Franklin Half Dollar. Proof-68 (NGC).Offered is an incredible Superb Gem that is sure to please even the most discerning Franklin half dollar enthusiast. Both sides are fully brilliant and allow ready appreciation of a lively satin to semi-reflective finish. It is fully struck, expertly preserved, and a delight to behold. The 1950 is not only the first Proof half dollar of this type, but it is also the most challenging to collect. The mintage of 51,386 Proofs is the lowest in this series, and most survivors show considerable evidence of having been poorly made or carelessly handled. According to Rick Tomaska in the 2002 edition of <em>The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars</em>, "Glue spots, the use of overused dies, poor packaging, improperly handling, all conspire to make high quality examples of this date extremely scarce or rare." Franklin half dollar enthusiasts would be wise to take full advantage of the bidding opportunity that this lot represents.From the High Rise Collection.