Silver Franklin Half Dollar
- Silver content: 0.36169 troy oz
- Gross weight: 12.50 g
- Composition: 90% silver 10% copper
- Denomination: $ 0.50
- Coin diameter: 1.21 in (30.61 mm)
- Thickness: 0.070 in (1.8mm)
- Mint dates: 1948- 1963
- Mint marks: D, S, None (Philadelphia Mint)
For the obverse we have a composite study of Franklin’s face in full profile. The study was prepared from a variety of portraits of Franklin. It is a slight modification of a Franklin profile used for a medal issued by the Mint in 1933. The reserve has The Liberty Bell as a commemoration for the Sesquicentennial of American Independence in 1926. The bell is suspended from its familiar wooden beam, with the time-honored crack in the bell discernible.
The Franklin Half Dollar was minted by the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mint.
Guaranteed by the Federal Government, Franklin Half Dollars are globally respected for their quality and purity.