The 1959 Franklin Half is a tough date to find with any kind of Cameo contrast. Here is a beautiful 1959 Franklin Half that just missed PR66 CAMEO. As you can see, it has a nice cameo obverse which earned it a STAR. The reverse sports a moderate cameo with nice frost, but not enough for the graders to award a full PR66 CAMEO grade. The graders were taking the conservative approach on this coin.
The humble grade of Proof66 STAR does not take anything away from the beauty of the coin itself. It is nicely frosted with deep, watery, clean mirrors. No toning, haze or other distractions. The NGC population report shows 3659 coins graded as PR66 for the year 1959. The same population report shows only 60 graded by in PROOF 66 STAR.
So for every 60 Franklins graded as PROOF66, there is only 1 graded as PROOF66 Star. This is the only one I have, thank you for looking. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: US\Half Dollars\Franklin (1948-63)". The seller is "oldvirginiaboy" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.