Franklin Half Dollars
Minted 1948 to 1963
The Franklin Half silver series is unusual in that it celebrates an American citizen who was not a U.S. president. Minted from 1948 to 1963, this completed silver series is a fitting tribute to Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the greatest statesman of the colonial times in America. Although first struck in 1948, proof issues were struck at the Philadelphia mint only from 1950 to 1963. We offer all dates and mintmarks, and Gem Proof examples, as well. Enjoy this very collectible series with a variety of mintmarks and several KEY dates, including the 1949-S and 1952-S. Despite some better dates, all of the issues of this series are readily obtainable. Start your collection today!