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Franklin Half Dollar

Franklin Half Dollar

  • 1948 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    1948 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910325202

    1948 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66

    $682.50
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  • 1948 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    1948 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 767063002

    1948 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+

    $520.00
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  • 1948 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    1948 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 506219003

    1948 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67

    $1,820.00
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  • 1949 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    1949 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 764045005

    1949 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+

    $845.00
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  • 1949-D 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66
    1949-D 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766585010

    1949-D 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66

    $1,235.00
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  • 1949-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    1949-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759948004

    1949-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66

    $845.00
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  • 1949-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    1949-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766023009

    1949-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+

    $975.00
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  • 1949-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    1949-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 765114004

    1949-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67

    $3,600.00
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  • 1950 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66
    1950 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766585012

    1950 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66

    $520.00
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  • 1951 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR67
    1951 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766860004

    1951 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR67

    $15,525.00
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  • 1951-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    1951-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910325197

    1951-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66

    $520.00
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  • 1951-S 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66
    1951-S 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 768582071

    1951-S 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66

    $877.50
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  • 1952-D 50C Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    1952-D 50C Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 765629005

    1952-D 50C Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67

    $1,560.00
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  • 1952-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS65
    1952-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766802029

    1952-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS65

    $910.00
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  • 1952-S 50C Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67+
    1952-S 50C Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 764731020

    1952-S 50C Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67+

    $1,950.00
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  • 1953 50C CAC Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR68
    1953 50C CAC Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766865007

    1953 50C CAC Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR68

    $31,625.00
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  • 1954 50C CA Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR68
    1954 50C CA Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766802036

    1954 50C CA Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR68

    $975.00
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  • 1954 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR67
    1954 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766907003

    1954 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR67

    $1,625.00
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  • 1954-D 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    1954-D 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 764652065

    1954-D 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+

    $1,560.00
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  • 1954-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67
    1954-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766860003

    1954-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67

    $11,210.00
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  • 1954-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    1954-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 760373008

    1954-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+

    $1,105.00
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  • 1955 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69
    1955 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 518448081

    1955 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69

    $520.00
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  • 1956 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    1956 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766999004

    1956 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67

    $845.00
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  • 1957-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    1957-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 767152002

    1957-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67

    $1,040.00
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  • 1958 50C Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67+
    1958 50C Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 506199004

    1958 50C Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67+

    $845.00
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  • 1960 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69
    1960 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 518448001

    1960 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69

    $520.00
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  • 1960-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    1960-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766420009

    1960-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66

    $1,625.00
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  • 1961 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69
    1961 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 518448073

    1961 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69

    $390.00
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  • 1963 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69
    1963 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 518448077

    1963 50C Mike Castle Franklin Series Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69

    $390.00
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Franklin Halves

Most coinage designs right after World War II had been in place for years. The Walking Liberty Half Dollar had also been around since 1916. The Mint Director, Nellie Tayloe Ross, told US Mint Chief Engraver, John R. Sinnock, to prepare sketches for redesigning the Half Dollar and that the subject would be ‘Founding Father’ Benjamin Franklin.

Sinnock created the initial designs, but he died at age 58. So, the designs were completed by Sinnock’s successor Gilroy Roberts. The designs were as expected. The obverse had a depiction of Benjamin Franklin, facing right, with the motto “LIBERTY” above him. The date was tucked under Franklin’s chin and the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” was on the bottom edge, below Franklin.

The reverse of the coin featured the Liberty Bell with “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” surmounting Franklin, “HALF DOLLAR” was at the bottom. The legend “E PLURIBUS UNUM” was to the left of the bell and, in compliance with US regulations, a small eagle was placed to the right of the bell.

Sinnock wanted accuracy and the bell was displayed as it normally looked, the crack going right up the center of the bell, starting at the clapper. In January of 1948, the Treasury announced the new half dollar and Benjamin Franklin became only the fifth person and first person who wasn’t a President to appear on regular US coinage.

Virtually all dates are common and available in Almost Uncirculated grade at a slight premium to its bullion value, except the 1949-D, 1949-S, 1950-D, 1952-S, 1955 and 1961 Doubled Die Reverse Proof.

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