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$1 Face Value 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars

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Product Specs

  • Mint: US Mint
  • Year of Issue: Ranges from 1948 to 1963
  • Composition: .715 troy ounces of silver in total (.36169 Troy oz per coin).
  • Total Face Value: $1 USD


Designed by mint chief sculptor-engraver John R. Sinnock, the obverse features a profile view of Benjamin Franklin. The portrait is based on an 18th-century bust by sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon. Franklin was an American printer, scientist, inventor, and diplomat.


The reverse showcases the Liberty Bell, based on a sketch by John Frederick Lewis. It represents the city of Philadelphia and the birth of the nation.


Early American coinage depicted figures from symbolism and allegory, like Lady Liberty for example. In 1948, American coinage faced a significant change when coins started depicting actual Americans instead. The artistic “golden era” had come to an end as history replaced imagery at the US Mint.

This change began with the introduction of the Franklin Half Dollar. Despite their popularity, these coins had a short production run due to the decision by Congress in late 1963 to issue a new half dollar to memorialize the martyred president.

Shipping Info

Your order will include a randomized date, ranging from 1948 to 1963, depending on our current inventory. Coins may show signs of aging and wear, but the year of issue will be decipherable.

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Product Details

Year Random
Metal Content .715 Troy Ounce
Metals Purity .900
Denomination $1
Producer US Mint
Diameter 30.6 mm
Mint Mark Varies
Condition Varied
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) John Sinnock
Designer (Reverse) John Sinnock, Gilroy Roberts
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Resealable Bag
Packaging Dimensions 2 x 1 x 0.3
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2554462