Ben Franklin Silver Half Dollar

Ben Franklin Silver Half Dollar

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  • Size: Half dollar
  • Purity: 90% silver 10% copper
  • weight:12.50 g
  • Metal Content: 0.36169 troy oz
  • Diameter: 30.60 mm
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Today the Ben Franklin Half Dollar is one the most sought after numismatic silver coins. Any silver minted before 1964 with 90% content is considered to be numismatic. The Franklin half dollar is a coin that was struck by the United States Mint (“Mint”) from 1948 to 1963, its value was .50 cents.

The fifty-cent piece pictures Founding Father Benjamin Franklin on the obverse and the Liberty Bell on the reverse. A small eagle was placed to the right of the bell to fulfill the legal requirement that half dollars depict the figure of an eagle. Produced in 90 percent silver with a reeded edge, the coin was struck at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints.

John R. Sinnock;s bold design on this 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollar coin is a direct reflection of on of America’s most prolific inventors, Benajamin Franklin, increasing interest among investors and collectors.
The Ben Franklin Half Dollar coins finally retired from mintage when the popular Kennedy Half Dollar was introduced in 1964 making the Franklin half dollar even more disable due to scarcity.