Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)

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This short lived series is highly collectible as there are no major rarities with high grade examples readily available at most grade levels below MS-65. C....
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In 1956, the Mint used two different reverses to strike Proof Half Dollars. The main difference is visible in the small eagle on the reverse and relates to


Franklin Half Dollars

Designed by Chief Engraver, John R. Sinnock brought about a couple of important changes to America’s coinage. They marked the change of U.S. coin designs from allegorical figures to portraits of Americans of historical significance. Franklin Halves also marked the end of what is considered to have been the 'golden age of American coinage art'. Franklins are another series that is widely collected, as there are no rarities in the entire series.

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