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1963-D Half Dollar Franklin BU
1963-D 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollar - the Last Year of Issue
On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This event would lead the U.S. half dollar series to be changed from the Franklin half dollar to the Kennedy half dollar starting immediately in 1964.
Therefore, 1963 marks the final year of the Franklin Half Dollar series, and last year issues are always sought out by collectors.
The Franklin Half-Dollar was only struck for 16 years (1948-1963). The obverse features a portrait of Benjamin Franklin facing right with LIBERTY above and IN GOD WE TRUST below. The reverse shows the Liberty Bell in center with inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and HALF DOLLAR below. Also included are E PLURIBUS UNUM to the left of the Liberty Bell and a small eagle to the right.
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and his legacy as a leading author, printer, politician, political theorist, scientist, inventor, statesman, freemason and diplomat was not forgotten. Any collector who's interested in American History should seek to obtain the Franklin Half Dollar series because of his importance in the early years of the United States.
Add this last-ever 90% Silver Franklin Silver Half Dollar struck at the Denver Mint in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition to your collection today!
|Year of Issue||1963|
|Mint Name||Denver - D, U.S. Mint|
|Coin Weight||12.5 Grams - g|