Junk silver is a great addition to any portfolio. Each coin is 0.36169 troy ounces and 0.90 pure silver (90 percent silver). The face value of each 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollar is $0.50 USD, but the value of the silver within each coin is well beyond the coin’s face value.
Each tube or roll will have 20 average circulated condition coins for a total face value of $10 USD.
The reverse depicts the right profile of Benjamin Franklin. The inspiration for the design came from a bust of Benjamin Franklin created by Jean Antoine Houdon. Benjamin Franklin is the first individual to appear on a circulated United States coin who was not a president.
The obverse of the half dollar features the Liberty Bell which can be found in Benjamin Franklin’s home town of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To the right of the bell is a small eagle. The eagle was added to the design as part of a legal requirement mandated by the Coinage Act of 1873 that the American bald eagle appear on the reverse of all half dollars.
Both sides of the coin were originally designed by United States Mint Engraver John R. Sinnock. Sadly, Sinnock would not live to see his design completed or grace the silver Franklin Half Dollar. His designs were completed by Gilroy Roberts. When Sinnock created the images, a 1890 statute required Congressional approval for changes to coin designs (unless the previous design had been used for 25 years). World War II saw an increased demand for coins which further prolonged the coin’s release. The coin finally debuted in 1948.
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