The Franklin Half Dollar, designed by John R. Sinnock, was minted from 1948 to 1963. This specific example of the 1953 Proof Franklin Half Dollar is graded Proof 67 Cameo by NGC. Out of the 128,800 Franklins struck in Proof during 1953, only 471 have been graded PF68 CAM between both NGC and PCGS. That is significantly less than 1% (0.3%) of the entire 1953 Proof Franklin mintage. With only 79 coins graded higher, all of which are just one grade higher at PF68CAM, this coin is among the finest known examples.