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- Great Franks!Matt on 5/4/18
Got $2 FV and all were in pretty decent shape. Will definitely order again!
- Excellent!John on 4/28/18
Very happy. Safe, discreet, fast shipping. Bought on sale for unbeatable price. Dates and details clear. Franklin halves are my favorite kind of junk silver.
- Great SelectionGary on 4/20/18
I got my order today of 8 dollars FV. They were in great shape and I had 8 different dates. Very happy with my order and again Thank you Provident!
- WOWVincent on 4/19/18
First time ordering these and I have to say WOW . I ordered two of these while the 53-D was well circulated it is still a nice coin and I have to say wow to the 57-D which is borderline AU .
Thank you Provident as usual your service is excellent and I will continue to recommend you to MY FREINDS .
- The All-American Coin: Hooray!Jack on 4/10/18
Art 100% American. No Phrygian Caps, no olive branches, no Greek or Roman gods, no flying hats, just Ben and the Liberty Bell. Even the concise classical Latin is a uniquely American invention.
All Americans from American silver.
One word Ben: Hooray!
Oh yeah; get you some!
- Top-drawer old silverKD on 4/9/18
As advertised or better & real American coins. Excellent weight; my favorite half dollar since childhood. I buy a bunch every few weeks.
- Thumbs Up!Jack on 3/21/18
Precisely as described on test run $3. Karma calling: Worst coin, my birth year. Hilarious PM, thanks!
- As pictured大卫 on 3/12/18
Ordered my $1 face value Franklins. Both of the coins I got were 1963-D, exactly as pictured and in pretty much the same condition as the pictured coin as well. So I guess I can't really complain. Though it would have been nice to have gotten older dates or at least two coins with different dates...just sayin'. Other than that they are nice coins.
- Franklin HalvesPaul on 12/27/17
Received 52 each US Franklin Halves. Got a price notification via email and decided to try these. First Ben's I've ever owned. Love them too. Nice clean coins with good details and legible dates. Very happy. If they drop down there in price again I'll be a buyer.
- Can't Beat Provident!William on 12/22/17
Got my $30 at an incredible price!!! Great coins, a few proofs as well! Bought these at the right time with an awesome deal!
- Very PleasedKavajava on 12/21/17
I ordered $10 face at $0.29 over spot. I received dates in the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Not one was excessively worn or damaged. A few looked like they had been cleaned. Great deal for junk/barter silver. Very pleased with this transaction.
- received 4 todayDavid on 12/15/17
All were very nice... a '54 D, '55 P, '62 D and '63 D...A great investment in silver...sorry that their sold out at the moment...I'll keep a watch out!
- Buy with confidenceChuck on 12/9/17
The coins are very nice for being rated "average/ circulated". Some do show wear, some have some tarnish, and some would definately be rated well above average. All in all a good value. Buy with confidence from this seller. I used to purchase locally, and from a few other internet dealers, but lately I have been dealing exclusively with Provident.
- Nice coinsJoseph on 8/27/17
I ordered $5 face value and received a nice variety. Coins were in good condition. I would order these again.
- Good Quality!Tim on 7/31/17
I am pleased with my Ben Franklin halves.
All coins were good quality and better than I expected.
Looking forward to my next order.
- very pleasedRand on 7/5/17
Been buying these for a while now and have found them to be way better than average. Like them because most have little wear and therefore have good silver content. Unlike bullion coins there are only so many of these around and I feel they will only incerase in value over time
- Happy First OrderAndrew on 1/15/17
Made a gamble with a first order and I can VERY pleased. Coins arrived and are very nice! I will certainly order more! Great job and super customer service when I called with questions.
- as i remember themMike on 11/1/16
Being born in 53, there was a good selection of half dollars, little worn up to 63. If only I knew, I would have kept a few as I went through the 70's, as I was living in my car.
But in the way back machine who knew people older than I had the foresight to save them. I went for the franklins because they are less worn and they are, paid a premium, but hopefully they will be worth 15 to 20 times their face in the future
- Very pleased.Martin on 10/29/16
Coins were dated in order, and that tells me someone took the time to pick them out. Coins are just as described-in circulation condition. Cant imagine anyone complaining about that. But I'm satisfied, thanks PM.
- Thanks!Janet on 5/1/16
Thanks Provident for a nice Ben Franklin coin. One was in better than good shape, the other worn. However, I like them both and would buy more. Thanks Provident!
- greatMark on 3/19/16
- I remember these from when I was a kid-Tom on 3/17/16
And I am more than happy with my small order. I am not a coin collector, I just want to diversify my hoard a bit, but these coins obviously spend more time in somebody's piggy bank than they did in circulation. One has got to be AU, the rest have little or no wear. Am waiting for my first order of walking liberty halves, which will doubtless have seen more use.
- Nice BensAnthony on 9/17/15
Bought a handful with my last Bullion order. A Proof Coin with a nice bell line was a surprise. The rest were a mixture of dates, and were in better condition than expected. Can't wait to order more!
- Not exactly what I was hoping for.Greg on 9/15/15
I bought 100 for a total of 200 halfs. One true cull that was unrecognizable. Found one kennndy in the lot. About 10 AU coins. Some coins would grade fine. Most will grade Good lots of handling. Will go
With bullion next time. Did get a nice Assortment of dates got Everything but a 1955.
- awesome!steven on 3/18/15
great value and almost bu condition, I ordered 2 dollars fv and all four were diff dates and amazing looking
- SIlver Franklin HalvesAl on 12/14/14
One looks like it's out of a mint set. Nice halves, I would order again.
- Nice CoinsDarrell on 11/17/14
I ordered $10.00 worth of these Franklin Halves. There was a decent mix of dates, a few had mint marks.
1 - 48, 2 - 49, 1 - 50, 1 - 51, 1 - 52, 2 - 54, 2 - 57, 1 - 58, 1 - 59, 3 - 61, 2 - 62 and 3 - 63.
The coins were pretty close to the sample shown, with a couple a little better.
I bought these for the Silver. I would order again.
- Great coinsRichard on 11/7/14
Just received my 2 Franklin Halves. A 1953 and 1961 that have a few nicks here and there, but that can be expected due to their age. Think I'll order a couple of Walkers, my favorite coin.
- Got to love the Bennies!Donald on 9/15/14
I received a 60 and a 63. Good condition, I'm very pleased! Great job to PM!
- very happyJames on 3/7/14
Great mix of dates...finally got a 48 in great shape. And the price was right on.
- Quite SatisfiedStephen on 3/5/14
I just received $100.00 worth of Franklins and they are very nice. A couple of '49's and a '48. I am quite satisfied.
- Very nice coinsLuke on 3/2/14
Ordered $1 face value and I'm very satisfied. U.S. junk silver is nice for me in two ways. One it's a good way to invest in silver and two it's fun to get new coins and collect them. Very happy to add these to my collection.
- Provident comes through as usualJames on 2/25/14
Good coins, good price, and ninja fast shipping. In fact, I received my shipping notice and not 2 hours later usps was at my door. This does not surprise me in the least as Provident has shown this same professional service at low premiums on every order I have made with them. Can't wait to get my order of standing liberties, Morgan's, and peace dollars!!
- I got me someHector on 2/20/14
I love franklins they look good in any collection, for some reason I love these far more than the Kennedy, this order I received 2 franklins and both were from 1951, some wear and tear but look good because franklins are always beautiful, well worth purchasing, they looked so good the ones I recieved I ordered 4 more and will keep ordering until they run out again
- Not Bad At All!Chris on 9/17/13
Im a small stacker which is one reason I purchased this. The ability to buy small quantity's. And right now for September I really like the shipping charge of $4.95!
Overall Im pleased with the coins. I did not get any really bright and shinny coins. But I also did not get any really worn or damaged coins either. Dates, writing ect are clearly legible. I like these and I hope to make another purchase this month before the shipping special runs out. Better yet, Provident....keep the shipping special!!
- Good!Drew on 5/30/13
If you are not a fan of Benjamin Franklin, don't buy these as they have a big picture of him on the front. But if you want some 90% silver coins, these are a good value. Shipping was reasonably fast and the condition of my lot were fair.
- Love the FranklinsBrian on 5/9/13
I ordered 200 of these little beauties a few months back, mainly because I think Benjamin Franklin was one of our greatest American founders. Dates and quality range significantly but most are in surprisingly good condition. The shipping time was excessive (nearly 4 weeks) and the package was left exposed outside in the rain. I'd never imagined the delivery company would actually leave valuable Silver outside for anyone to steal, but whatever. Recently I decided to wash some of the badly tarnished coins in boiling water, baking powder and aluminum foil. It takes only 15 minutes and now they all look nearly Brilliant - as if they were just minted yesterday! Seems foolish to pay higher prices for "less circulated" coinage, just wash them if you want that shine. Another observation, the silver value is only about $8 per coin at today's prices. Why Provident chooses to charge $3 over spot to loyal customers is beyond me. Although I'm overall I'm pleased with my purchase I'll wait for less greedy pricing before considering another purchase.
- Product and shipping as advertisedSteve on 3/31/13
I ordered a 200 coin bag of these Franklin halves. I used the paper check method of payment. From ordering to delivery of the coins took 18 days which was what I expected from reading the info on the website. The coins ranged from nearly BU to one coin that had been beaten with a hammer and chisel. The coins weighed in at a little over the promised 71.5 troy ounces of silver over my scale. Provident did a great job in meeting my expectations throughout this transaction. I will be ordering from them again.
- Condition varies greatlyAaron on 3/21/13
I picked up a couple of these and one was in average circulated condition but the other was a cull quality that looks like it was run over by a lawnmower. I'm over all happy with service and quality of other items but expected a little more of these in terms of condition.
- Good old Ben!Mage on 3/8/13
Just got a bag of $127 face and they are awesome. Gotta love the Franklins. There was one 64 Kennedy in there but provident made it right. Thanks provident for another great score! There was even a half dozen uncirculated.
- Great coins, serviceRandy on 2/15/13
I ordered $10 face value. All were in excellent shape, dates in good shape, a couple with a little wear, not bad, to be expected for over a half century old coins. At least two were beautiful, unbelievable really. They all have the solid feel and clink that I remember as a kid. Not like todays real junk. I've just begun ordering from Provident and will be ordering more in the future.
- Excellent ValueWilliam on 2/5/13
Bought a 200 coin bag, couldn't be more pleased. All of the coins were of very good or better, some were AU+. Delivery was prompt, tracked and well packed. And the price was the best I could find for the coins I wanted. I'll be back for more.
- GREAT TransactionBob on 7/30/12
Just got another order of these, as always I felt the condition was good or better, none badly worn, A GREAT value. Thanks Provident!
- GREAT Transaction as Always!Robert on 7/8/12
Just received another quantity of these halves, as usual, they were ALL good or better condition, just the thing for stacking silver. Provident always delivers for me!
- Very happyThomas on 6/28/12
Very pleased with the "our choice" silver half dollars I got from PM. I ended up with two of these Franklin half dollars, and although they are nothing spectacularly gorgeous, they are nice, solid silver coins to have in my bullion collection.
Shipping was very fast, everything arrived beautifully packaged and secure. Definitely will order more from here in the future.
- Great DealMark on 6/22/12
Bought 320 dollars worth (32 rolls , free wrappers from local bank) 2 rolls+ looked like new coins. Also took the time to remove the tape from bag with my pocket knife the bag is new and will come handy.Fast shipping with tracking number enabled me to pick up shipment at the post office. Great deal Provident I will be ordering more.Thank You
- Another Great Experience!Robert on 6/18/12
Just received another order of 76 of these halves. All good or better. I'm pleased again, I have great faith in Provident delivering. They've never let me down!
- Another GREAT Transaction with ProvidentRobert on 5/31/12
Just recieved another order of these from Provident, condition was as good or better than I expected. These folks are GREAT, service is quick and value good! Try em, you'll like em!
- GREAT Transaction-Satisfied as AlwaysBob on 5/17/12
Just Bought another Group of these, Fastest transaction Yet!!! I'm Coming Back for More REAL soon!!! Now's the time to Stack This Junk Silver!
- Real Bargain for stacking silverRobert on 5/7/12
Just recieved 22 of these Franklins, all Good or better. A GREAT value if you're stacking silver. I'm always pleased with Provident!
- SMOOTH TRANSACTIONJeffrey on 4/6/12
My second purchase from PM, and definatly not the last! Purchased a roll of Ben F. halfs and could not be more satisfied with the smooth transaction. Coins were as expected for circulated coins and the price was very fair. Look forward to my next purchase!
- Somebody made a mistakeMarion on 1/10/12
Man I can't believe the pull of halves I got. These coins are in such good shape. I think somebody made a mistake and sent me AU. You can't go wrong when you order these halves. What a find.
- Good valueLawrence on 1/9/12
I bought $10 face. All were worn with one or two having moderate to heavy wear, and one with light wear, and one had a small dent on the side. In all it was worth the price paid. Reasonably quick shipping (about 1 week). Will buy from them again.
- great experience and great pricesChristopher on 10/21/11
quick shipment of Franklin halves all in good condition. this was my first purchase but i will be back for more. thanks
- New at buying Silver.Brandon on 9/29/11
I placed an order for a Half Roll of Franklin's. I placed the order on the 23rd, I work at a bank, so I can see when everything comes out of my account. The payment came out the next day, and in a couple of days, they were at my doorstep. They were in a very protective envelope, and there was even a '48 in the bunch. I'll definitely be back again, for more Franklin's & next going for the Walking Liberty's. While Silver is down & you're thinking about getting coins, DO IT! Provident all the way!!
- First Purchase of Franklin Halves.RR in Fla on 9/24/11
Coins in XF to VF condition. Would purchase again.
- Great service and nice coinsFred762 on 7/30/11
As in previous orders from Provident, the coins arrived in nice condition and are a decent value. They arrived via USPS in a timely manner. About 10% of them are a beautiful, mirror-like finish and appear to have been taken from mint sets!! WOW!!
Only one small complaint: this is the first time that a bag of 200 coins was taped up with lots of fiberglass strapping tape [to stop rattles I guess], making it necessary for me to actually cut the bag to get at the coins for inspection. I would pay a bit extra for them to be shipped in 10 tubes or similar...if that were an option! I will order in the future.
- Good service!!Fred762 on 7/24/11
Received my order of $100 face value "franklins" recently.
Good quality, clean half dollar coins, with some with "mirror surfaces" which seem to have been taken from mint sets! Great service and only one minor complaint: the bag of 200 coins was 'sealed for shipping' with wrappings of fiberglass shipping tape which was difficult to remove, making it necessary to actually cut the bag to get the coins out for inspection. Not really a serious issue, but I suspect some would prefer to have the bag to store coins later. I would order again from Provident.
- Awesomeripcord on 7/18/11
these are very nice coins,real money not like that garbage they stamp today. Example new pennies
- Worth the buyFrank on 7/9/11
Buying for the amount of silver that is in the coin is worth it. They are also very nice looking coins. Few scratches but nothing to bad. These coins are cheap for what they are selling them for.
- Everything I wantedKiloWhiskey on 6/3/11
I've order these twice now - shipments were complete and prompt. Coins were in fine to UC grades. Much lower shipping fees than some other companies. Would recommend without reservation.
- Best Deal onlineScott on 6/2/11
I have made several purchases of these Franklin halves. Prompt updates on status of order, prompt shipping, and great merchandise. I use Provident for all my online PM purchases.
- Great way to stackAW in Pennsylvania on 5/17/11
I've been purchasing these from Provident for a while now, buying the same dollar amount every few weeks. The orders have arrived without any concerns or fuss, and its easy to track the order status here on the web site. The coins are great, with the occasional well worn coin offset by some really beautiful examples. I love the Franklin half! My last order came with a brilliant uncirculated 1948P mixed in - it's such fun to be treated this way, and it's why I keep coming back to this place for my silver needs. Thanks, Provident!
- Great Company! Fast Ship! I have purchased from them again!CT on 2/11/11
I placed an order for $14 face value of US Franklin Halves and $14 of mixed silver coins. I paid via Paypal linked to my checking account. My order went in around midnight.....by 8 am I received confirmation that my order was shipped. WOW! The coins were placed in a plastic bag, taped, packed in a brown envelope, covered with shipping peanuts...in a USPS flat rate shipping box that I had to sign for when it arrived. The Franklin Halves came as pictured on the web site. The $14 face value mixed coins were all dimes.....with the dates visible. I am impressed at how quickly they delivered my order. I have since placed a larger order for $100 face value and I will continue placing future orders through this company! Thank you Provident Metals!!!! You make buying coins over the internet hassle free!
- very impressiveRon in Indianapolis on 1/27/11
I found out about Provident on a blog I read from time to time and after looking at the website a few times, decided to give them a try for a small order of Franklin halves. Service was extremely prompt, each step of the process was confirmed in an email message, I always knew exactly what my order status was, and I was very pleased with the coins I received. The best thing I can say is that I've placed two additional orders and plan to place many, many more. You operate a terrific service, thank you.
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- Mint: US Mint
- Year of Issue: Ranges from 1948 to 1963
- Composition: .715 troy ounces of silver
- 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.
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.
Place your order online or call a customer service representative at 800-313-3315.
|Silver Content||.715 troy oz|