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Franklin (1948 - 1963)

The Benjamin Franklin half dollar and the Roosevelt dime were both designed by John R. Sinnock, whose initials appear below the shoulder. The Liberty Bell is similar to that used by Sinnock on the 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence commemorative half dollar modeled from a sketch by John Frederick Lewis.

Franklin (1948 - 1963)
1948 - 1963

Franklin (1948 - 1963)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1948 - 1963
    Designer: John R. Sinnock
    Weight: 12.500 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
    Metal Oz: 0.36169
    Melt Value (silver): $6.77
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. At least half of the lower and upper incused lines on rim of Liberty Bell on reverse visible.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. Wear spots at top of end of Franklin's curls and hair at back of ears. Wear evident at top and on lettering of Liberty bell.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated.
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated. Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Impaired luster possible.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-64FBL Mint State. Mint State.
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated. Only light, scattered marks that are not distracting. Strong luster, good eye appeal.
  • MS-65FBL Mint State. Mint State. Only light, scattered marks that are not distracting. Strong luster, good eye appeal.
  • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
  • MS-66FBL Mint State. Mint State.
  • PF-64 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof. Brilliant surfaces with no noticeable blemishes or flaws.A few scattered,barely noticeable marks or hairlines possible.
  • PF-65DC Proof. Proof. Brilliant surfaces with no noticeable blemishes or flaws.A few scattered,barely noticeable marks or hairlines possible.
  • PF-66 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-65CAM Proof. Proof. Brilliant surfaces with no noticeable blemishes or flaws.A few scattered,barely noticeable marks or hairlines possible.
  • PF-67 Superb Gem Proof. Superb Gem Proof.
  • 1948
  • 3,006,814
    • 1948D
    • 4,028,600
      • 1949
      • 5,614,000
        • 1949D

          1949D

          Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1949D
          Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1949D
        • 4,120,600
        • 12
        • 1949S
        • 3,744,000
          • 1950
          • 7,742,123
            • 1950, Proof
            • 51,386
              • 1950D
              • 8,031,600
                • 1951
                • 16,802,102
                  • 1951, Proof
                  • 57,500
                    • 1951D

                      1951D

                      Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1951D
                      Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1951D
                    • 9,475,200
                    • 9
                    • 1951S
                    • 13,696,000
                      • 1952
                      • 21,192,093
                        • 1952D

                          1952D

                          Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1952D
                          Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1952D
                        • 25,395,600
                        • 9
                        • 1952S
                        • 5,526,000
                          • 1953
                          • 2,668,120
                            • 1953D
                            • 20,900,400
                              • 1953S
                              • 4,148,000
                                • 1954
                                • 13,188,202
                                  • 1954, Proof
                                  • 233,300
                                    • 1954D
                                    • 25,445,580
                                      • 1954S
                                      • 4,993,400
                                        • 1955
                                        • 2,498,181
                                          • 1956
                                          • 4,032,000
                                            • 1956, Proof
                                            • 669,384
                                              • 1957

                                                1957

                                                Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1957
                                                Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1957
                                              • 5,114,000
                                              • 9
                                              • 1957, Proof
                                              • 1,247,952
                                                • 1957D
                                                • 19,966,850
                                                  • 1958

                                                    1958

                                                    Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1958
                                                    Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1958
                                                  • 4,042,000
                                                  • 9
                                                  • 1958D

                                                    1958D

                                                    Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1958D
                                                    Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1958D
                                                  • 23,962,412
                                                  • 9
                                                  • 1959
                                                  • 6,200,000
                                                    • 1959D

                                                      1959D

                                                      Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1959D
                                                      Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1959D
                                                    • 13,053,750
                                                    • 9
                                                    • 1960
                                                    • 6,024,000
                                                      • 1960D

                                                        1960D

                                                        Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1960D
                                                        Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1960D
                                                      • 18,215,812
                                                      • 9
                                                      • 1961
                                                      • 8,290,000
                                                        • 1961, Proof
                                                        • 3,028,244
                                                          • 1961D

                                                            1961D

                                                            Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1961D
                                                            Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1961D
                                                          • 20,276,442
                                                          • 9
                                                          • 1962
                                                          • 9,714,000
                                                            • 1962, Proof
                                                            • 3,218,019
                                                              • 1962D

                                                                1962D

                                                                Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1962D
                                                                Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1962D
                                                              • 35,473,281
                                                              • 9
                                                              • 1963
                                                              • 22,164,000
                                                                • 1963D

                                                                  1963D

                                                                  Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1963D
                                                                  Half Dollars Franklin (1948 - 1963) 1963D
                                                                • 67,069,292
                                                                • 9
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