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Franklin Half Dollar

Franklin Half Dollar

  • 1949-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66 FBL
    1949-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66 FBL
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757353006

    1949-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66 FBL

    $999.00
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  • 1949-D 50C FL NGC Plus Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    1949-D 50C FL NGC Plus Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758828001

    1949-D 50C FL NGC Plus Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+

    $2,463.75
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  • 1949-S 50C CAC Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    1949-S 50C CAC Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759224004

    1949-S 50C CAC Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67

    $1,387.50
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  • 1949-S 50C Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67
    1949-S 50C Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757077023

    1949-S 50C Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67

    $1,387.50
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  • 1951 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR66
    1951 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757488036

    1951 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR66

    $832.50
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  • 1952-D 50C FL NGC Plus Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    1952-D 50C FL NGC Plus Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759240003

    1952-D 50C FL NGC Plus Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66+

    $832.50
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  • 1952-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66
    1952-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758283018

    1952-S 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66

    $1,387.50
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  • 1952 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67
    1952 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758767020

    1952 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67

    $1,642.50
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  • 1952 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR67
    1952 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758938012

    1952 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR67

    $832.50
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  • 1953 50C CA Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR67
    1953 50C CA Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759469158

    1953 50C CA Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR67

    $749.25
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  • 1953 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS65
    1953 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758939054

    1953 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS65

    $555.00
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  • 1953-S 50C Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67
    1953-S 50C Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758020024

    1953-S 50C Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67

    $1,554.00
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  • 1955 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66+
    1955 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759124017

    1955 50C FL CAC Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66+

    $721.50
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  • 1955 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    1955 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 295454014

    1955 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS67

    $5,400.00
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  • 1955 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69
    1955 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759225039

    1955 50C Proof Franklin Half Dollar NGC PR69

    $517.50
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  • 1956 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67
    1956 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 517023015

    1956 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67

    $999.00
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  • 1959 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    1959 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759368058

    1959 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66

    $832.50
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  • 1959-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66
    1959-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758215028

    1959-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS66

    $488.75
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  • 1961-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    1961-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759368061

    1961-D 50C FL Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS66

    $2,190.00
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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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