Franklin Half Dollars
The Franklin half dollar was minted from 1948 through 1963. In 1955, due to either a die chip, or clash marks one variety of the Franklin half was referred to as the "Bugs Bunny Franklin", it appeared to make Benjamin Franklin look like he has buck teeth. Proof Franklin halves were made from 1950 to 1963.
The reverse of the Franklin Half shows the liberty bell which is similar to the one used by John Sinnock on the 1926 Sesquicentennial commemorative. The mint mark when present is located dead center above the liberty bell.
To keep these coin in a good condition, it is recommended to store them in a cool dry place. Both the obverse and reverse were designed by John R. Sinnock.
Benjamin Franklin half dollars were minted at Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. The 1949 S is a key date coin.
90.0% silver, 10.0% copper
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