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|Add one more to your exquisite coin collection by getting the 1963, Franklin Half Dollar home. The Franklin Half Dollar silver coin series was introduced in 1948, at a time of grave political unrest because of the cold war. This Franklin Half Dollar featured Benjamin Franklin, one of the most renowned of the Founding Fathers. In 1947, the then Mint Director and an admirer of Franklin, Nellie Tayloe Ross, who wanted the dollar to depict a design honoring him. The 1963, Franklin Half Dollar was designed by John R. Sinnock, based on the design of a medal he had previously prepared in 1932. The reverse of this Franklin Half Dollar features a rendition of the famous Liberty Bell of Philadelphia. This silver coin series was cut short in 1963 to be replaced with the Kennedy Half Dollar the following year. Although this Franklin Half Dollar series was relatively short lived, it does provide coin collectors like you with an interesting and challenging series.|
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|Coinage Type||Circulation Coinage|
|Catalog Number||KM# 199|
|Coin Name||Franklin Half Dollar|
|Mint Name||U.S. Mint|
|Obverse Description||Franklin bust right|
|Reverse Description||Liberty Bell, small eagle at right|
|Actual Weight (oz.)||0.362|
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