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$10 Face Value 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars Circulated

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Available for just 16 years, the Franklin Silver Half Dollar design was the shortest-lived in the series since the early days of the United States Mint. The Franklin Half Dollar design was the last design in the series to feature 90% silver content throughout the entirety of its lifespan. Today, you have the chance to purchase $10 Face Value 90% Franklin Silver Half Dollars at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with protective plastic!
  • Date marks range from 1948 to 1963!
  • Contains .3575 Troy oz of actual silver content per coin.
  • The individual face values of $.50 (USD) are backed by the United States.
  • On the obverse is Benjamin Franklin.
  • The reverse includes the Liberty Bell and American eagle.

US silver half dollar coins featured 90% silver content from 1794 when the Flowing Hair design was released until 1964 when the very first Kennedy Half Dollar coin was issued. The Kennedy Half Dollar was the last design to feature 90% silver content, but that applied only to its 1964 release. The Franklin Half Dollar design, available from 1948 to 1963, was the last design to have 90% silver content throughout the entirety of its production life.


On the obverse of 90% Franklin Silver Half Dollar Coins, you will find the right-profile portrait of Benjamin Franklin. One of the Founding Fathers, Franklin was among the few major players in his day to neither go on to serve directly in government or serve in the Revolutionary War. Nevertheless, Franklin was a leading diplomat who helped secure French support for the American cause.


The reverse of the 90% Franklin Silver Half Dollar includes the Liberty Bell design in the center. Originally, the design was intended to feature only the Liberty Bell, but legislation requires US coins to feature the American eagle. As such, a small American heraldic eagle was added to the right of the Liberty Bell.


American legislation states that coin designs should be in use for 25 years before it is considered for replacement. At various times in American history though, Congress has given approval to remove and replace designs before this period of time has elapsed. The Franklin Half Dollar was an example of that following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. A movement started immediately to place President Kennedy on a coin and the half dollar was targeted. By March 1964, the new Kennedy Half Dollar design was in circulation.


$10 Face Value 90% Franklin Silver Half Dollars in this listing ship with protective packaging containing 20 half dollars in total with date marks ranging from 1948 to 1963.

Please call Provident Metals at 800-313-3315 if you have questions. We are also available online through our live chat and email address.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

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Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year Random
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Condition Circulated
Denomination $10
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) John Sinnock
Designer (Reverse) John Sinnock
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Protective plastic
Metal Content 7.15 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2573161