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FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR PROOF CONDITION

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• One coin struck in .900 silver and .100 copper.

• 1950-1963 Franklin Silver Half Dollar in Proof condition

• The Proof coins were struck by the Philadelphia Mint, but like all “P” Mint coins from that era, bear no mint mark..

• Coin is delivered in a custom display with a Certificate of Authenticity.

• The Franklin Silver Half Dollar was struck only from 1948 until 1963.

• The obverse features colonial patriot and inventor Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin was the first real person other than a President to appear on a circulating U.S. coin.

• Among his achievements, Franklin was a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

• The reverse of the coin shows the Liberty Bell.

• According to tradition, this bell was rung to announce the Declaration of Independence to the people of Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.

• In addition to coins for circulation, the U.S. Philadelphia Mint also struck Proof coins between 1950 and 1963.

• The Proof coins were made for inclusion in the annual Proof Set.

• No Proof coins were released into circulation and none were made available individually.

• Proofs are the highest quality U.S. coins.

• Proofs are the rarest of all Franklin Silver Half Dollars.

• Each coin is struck multiple times under high pressure to bring out the three-dimensional designs and mirror-like background.

• Due to the painstaking minting process, Proofs are limited editions.

• Each Franklin Half Dollar was struck in .900 silver; this was the last series made in .900 pure silver.

• The Franklin Silver Half Dollar was replaced in 1964 with the Kennedy Half Dollar.


SKU: 28P7
Weight: 1.00
Price: $59.00


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