We are pleased to offer for sale this Franklin Silver Half Dollar Set including 1948 through 1963 P, D,& S Franklin HalvesinBU (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition together with a Franklin Half Dollars Album (#7165) and Slipcase by Dansco. A total of 35 Franklin Silver Half Dollars are included in thisset. These Franklin Halves are in brilliant uncirculated condition. All of our BU coins have nice eye appeal and no major marks or visible problems. This Franklin Silver Half Dollar Set includes one of each business strike Franklin Silver Half Dollar released from 1948 through 1963 from the Philadelphia (P), Denver (D), and San Francisco (S) Mints.
The Dansco Franklin Half Dollars Album includes 2 pages and holds all of the business strike Franklin Silver Halves from 1948 to 1963. Dansco albums feature two gold-stamped posts within the brown leatherette binder to hold the pages in place. Clear plastic slides within each page ensure secure storage and allow for easy viewing of both sides of the coins. Information on each Franklin Silver Half Dollar is imprinted under the port for the coin on the page. The Dansco archival quality slipcase is produced with Silver-Guard corrosion-inhibiting protection. No other product on the market matches Silver-Guard protection against corrosion. Unlike other competing anti-corrosion albums that incorporate only a 1/2 mm of anti-corrosion material, Silver-Guard offers a dense 2 mm coating for years of protection. Both the Franklin Silver Half Dollars album and slipcase are new from our inventory and made in the U.S.A.
The 35 Franklin Silver Half Dollars, Dansco Franklin Half Dollars Album, and Dansco Slipcase included in the set are:
Information on the Franklin Silver Half Dollar series:
The Franklin Silver Half Dollar is a coin the US Mint struck from 1948 to 1963. The coin pictured Benjamin Franklin on the obverse and the Liberty Bell on the reverse. A small eagle to the right of the bell also appears on the coin due to the coinage law of 1873 which required any silver coins larger than a dime to have an eagle. Ironically, Franklin himself had opposed the selection of the eagle as the US national symbol, preferring the turkey as a "more noble bird". A bill rushed through Congress after the assassination of John F. Kennedy caused the Franklin Half Dollar to be replaced by the current Kennedy half dollar in February 1964, nine years before the design would otherwise have been eligible for a change.
Engraver John R. Sinnock designed the coin. Two years earlier Sinnock had also designed the Roosevelt Dime. The Franklin Half Dollar weighs 12.50 grams and is composed of .900 silver and .100 copper. The net weight of the pure silver is .36169 oz. The diameter of the coin is 30.6 mm and it features a reeded edge.
This Franklin Silver Half Dollar Set makes a great gift for the beginning collector through the experienced numismatist!