A total of 3,028,244 specially made Proof half dollars were coined in 1961. Struck in 90% silver at the Philadelphia Mint, these premium-quality collector versions of the 1961 Franklin half dollar were produced with specially buffed and polished Proof dies and coin blanks. Each Proof is struck at least twice, at slow speed, and with extra pressure. The result is the magnificent Proof finish featuring sharply struck, frosted design images contrasted against shimmering, mirror-like surfaces. Order today!