1955 50 Cent Silver Franklin Bugs Bunny NGC MS63 FBL

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What Great Big Teeth You Have!

 

Not only does the 1955-P Silver Franklin Half Dollar have the lowest mintage of the entire series, but it has a unique story as well -- during the minting process, the dies were struck together without a blank planchet in between them. This “die clash” resulted in details from the reverse ending up on the obverse, giving Benjamin Franklin buck teeth -- hence the nickname “Bugs Bunny” Franklins!

 

The coins in this offering are even more unique because they feature a superior strike in what professional coin graders refer to as “Full Bell Lines.” This condition exists when the seven parallel lines that curl around the bottom of the Liberty Bell design on the coin’s reverse are fully visible.

 

Because millions of Franklin Half-dollars have been melted for their 90% silver composition many of the key dates and varieties can be difficult to find – especially in the wonderful Mint State-63 Full Bell Lines (MS63 FBL) condition that these coins are in as graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Get yours now before they are all snatched up by collectors.

 

  • UNIQUE MINT ERROR – Thanks to a die clash between the obverse die and the reverse die, the impact pressed into the image of Benjamin Franklin near his mouth, gives Ben, according to many collectors, a set of buck teeth. These highly coveted coins are now referred to as “Bugs Bunny” Franklins.

 

  • WELL-STRUCK COINS WITH SUPERIOR DETAIL – These spectacular coins all feature a special designation: Full Bell Lines referencing that all seven lines that make up the bottom of the Liberty Bell design on the coin’s reverse are fully visible.

 

  • LOW MINTAGE – Struck for a relatively short period from 1948-1963 (the series was replaced by the Kennedy Half Dollar after JFK’s assassination in 1963), the 1955 specimens struck at the Philadelphia Mint are the lowest mintage of the entire series.

 

  • HIGH SILVER CONTENT – Struck in 12.5 grams of 90% silver, the silver content far exceeds the face value of 50 cents. This fact alone has caused millions of Franklin Silver Half Dollars to be melted down for their precious metal, leaving far too few for eager collectors.

 

The Franklin Silver Half Dollar is popular and collectible series. Get yours now, graded as Mint State-63 Full Bell Lines (MS63 FBL) by NGC!

Year of Issue 1955
Country United States
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9000
Condition Graded
Grade MS63
Denomination 0.50
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name U.S. Mint
Coin Weight 12.5 Grams - g
Dimensions 30.6mm
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