Who is on the Franklin Half Dollar Coin?
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin sits proudly on the Silver Franklin Half Dollar. Most people think old man Franklin was a president, but he was not. Ben was an amazing inventor and author. Ben Franklin appears to be a character of sorts. He wrote under several pseudonyms (fake names) the most popular being Silence Dogood or Mrs. Dogood. Benjamin Franklin invented the Lightning Rod, Bifocals, Swim Fins, even the Urinary Catheter. It seems old Ben was a bit of an eccentric and thats why we like the Franklin Half Dollars so much.
Most valuable coins in this series
|$600||1949 D Franklin Half Dollar|
|$480||1950 D Franklin Half Dollar|
|$325||1960 Franklin Half Dollar|
Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.
|Struck Through||Struck Through errors are fairly regular on Franklin Half Dollars....|
|FBL + Error||FBL (Full Bell Line) with additional error Franklin Half Dollars are valuable....|
|Planchet Clip Rim||When a planchet rim is clipped sometime during the minting process this is labeled a ...|
Franklin Double Die errors are pretty common, but still increase the value of your...
Key Dates to remember and note.
|1952 S||The 1952 S Franklin is a Key Date. Even in F or XF condition these coins are selling ...|
|1949 S||The 1949 S Franklin is a Key Date. Even in F or XF condition these coins are selling ...|
|1949 D||1949 was the first year that Franklin Half Dollars were issued....|
|Full Bell Lines||When the reverse strike has nice clean Full Bell Lines the coin is worth more....|
Top and Center on the back (reverse) of the coin. Just under the E and right above the wooden Yoke.
The Franklin Half Dollar has a weight of 12.50 g.