Get a Franklin Half Dollar of Every Date Struck by the San Francisco Mint!
The Franklin Half Dollar was the first circulation coin in the United States to depict a real historical figure that was not a U.S. President. But long before the series was cut short by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, the San Francisco Mint stopped striking the coin. The first S-Mint Franklin was struck in 1949, and the last in 1954 with none being struck in 1950. That means a complete San Francisco Mint Franklin Half Dollar Collection consists of only five coins.
With such a brief run from a relatively short time ago, one would think it would be pretty easy to put together a complete five-piece set, right? But that’s just simply not the case. Today, more than 65 years after the San Francisco Mint struck its last Silver Franklins, these big 90% silver coins are hard to find. Why? Well, for one thing there weren’t very many minted to start with. In fact, San Francisco struck barely 7% of all Franklins minted! And, while these coins were used heavily in circulation during the 1950s, an even worse fate awaited them, as many were melted down in the 1960s when silver prices skyrocketed.
Well, Fear not, Fearless Franklin Fanatics, because we’ve assembled a small number of complete S-Mint Franklin sets, with each coin in Fine or better condition. Don’t miss out; click these Fantastic ’Frisco Franklins to your cart today!
COMPLETE SET OF SAN FRANCISCO MINT FRANKLIN HALF DOLLARS – The San Francisco Mint struck Franklin Half Dollars for only five years – 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953 and 1954 – making this set a complete collection of S-Mint Franklins.
SHORT-LIVED HALF DOLLAR SERIES – The Franklin Half Dollar was issued from only 1948 to 1963, making it one of the shortest-lived series of the 20th century.
BELOVED COIN DESIGNS – With an obverse portrait of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin designed by John R. Sinnock and a Liberty Bell reverse designed by Gilroy Roberts, the eighth and ninth Chief Engravers of the U.S. Mint respectively, the Franklin Half Dollar is an exquisitely designed coin that is popular among collectors.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Franklin Half Dollars were struck in 12.5 grams of 90% fine silver and measure 30.6 mm in diameter.
FINE CONDITION – Each coin in your 1949–1954-S Silver Franklin Half Dollar Five-Piece Collection will come in Fine (F) or better condition, with sharp lettering and even wear.
UNITED STATES LEGAL TENDER – Though they have not been issued in more than half a century, Franklin Half dollars are still accepted as legal tender, though their collector value far exceeds their 50 cents legal-tender denomination.
Franklin Half Dollars are attractive coins gaining in collector popularity thanks to their rich history, silver content and nice size. Here’s your chance to start or add to your collection with a complete set of Franklin Half Dollars struck at the San Francisco Mint. Click one to your cart today!