Our Coin Collecting Starter Set for Franklin Half Dollars is both Inspiring & Educational!
This Coin Collecting Starter Set is a great way to learn about and start collecting the Franklin Half Dollar Series! Included are the Dansco Franklin Half Dollar Album #7165, the Red Book of Franklin Half Dollars, and 3 different Franklin Half Dollars tio start your collection!
This album includes 2 pages and holds all of the business strike Franklin Half Dollars from 1948-1963. 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.
Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars are two of the most popular coins in American numismatics. This book explores the rationales behind the coins' values and gives added commentary on exceptional specimens. This 278 page, illustrated, full color guide book offers authoritative information on the history, values, rarities, and grading of Kennedy and Franklin Half Dollars.
In 1948, the Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar replaced the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. The design of the coin was created by John R. Sinnock, then the Mint's chief sculptor-engraver. With the appearance of this coin came a change in the traditional figures represented in American coinage. The Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar marks the beginning of primarily depicting the portraits of famous Americans. It is also the first coin to feature an actual person who was not a president and the last coin series to be minted every year in .900 fine silver (90% Silver).
In 1955, coins minted in Philadelphia had damage to the die from the obverse and reverse dies striking each other without a coin planchet in between. The error resulted in a split in Benjamin Franklin's upper lip, giving him the appearance of prominent front teeth. Large quantities of Benjamin Franklin half dollars were melted as silver bullion shortly after 1964, when the metal value exceeded the 50 cent face value of the coin. Benjamin Franklin Half Dollars were issued from the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints.