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90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars | $10 FV | Circulated

90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars | $10 FV | Circulated

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Immerse yourself in the legacy of Benjamin Franklin, a luminary among the Founding Fathers of the United States, with our 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars. Available now on Bullion and Loan, these circulated half dollars encapsulate Franklin's influential contributions to American history.

Product Highlights:

  • Safely arrives in protective plastic, ensuring the preservation of these historic coins.
  • A comprehensive set of 20 coins, collectively containing approximately 7.15 Troy oz of actual silver content.
  • Individual face values of $.50 (USD) back these coins, reaffirming their significance in American currency.
  • The obverse boasts the right-profile portrait of Benjamin Franklin, meticulously crafted by mint engraver John R. Sinnock.
  • The reverse features the iconic Liberty Bell, symbolizing Franklin's hometown of Philadelphia, PA.
  • Minted between 1948 and 1964, these coins mark a transformative period in American coinage history.

The journey of Benjamin Franklin to appear on coinage was intricate, governed by statutes and historical circumstances. Mint Director Nellie Tayloe Ross envisioned Franklin on the nation's coinage in 1933, but challenges arose due to design change restrictions. World War II further complicated the replacement of coin designs, delaying the debut of Franklin's likeness on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar until 1948.

Admire the right-profile portrait of Benjamin Franklin on the obverse, created by the skilled hands of mint engraver John R. Sinnock. This depiction graced the half dollar from 1948 to 1964, symbolizing Franklin's multifaceted contributions as an inventor, writer, and diplomat during the American Revolution.

Turn to the reverse side, where the Liberty Bell takes center stage, paying homage to Franklin's connection to Philadelphia. While U.S. law mandated the inclusion of the American bald eagle, a small heraldic eagle was added to the right of the Liberty Bell on the reverse.

Each set of 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars arrives in protective plastic, housing a total of 20 half-dollar coins. These coins, minted between 1948 and 1964, represent a poignant era in American history and offer a tangible connection to the enduring legacy of Benjamin Franklin.



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