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U.S. Franklin Silver Half Dollar (1948-1963) - Mint State Condition - American Premier Coinage Series With Wood Presentation Box

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The Franklin Half Dollar is a vintage American coin minted from 1948 to 1963. Today, they are seldom seen in circulation but are cherished by coin collectors and enthusiasts of American history alike. Offered here is a pleasant, mint-state example hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of coins for quality and eye-appeal. Each coin is housed in an airtight capsule and presented in a luxurious, plush-lined wood box with embossed metallic gold lettering, piano-black finish, and certificate of authenticity. The coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated between 1948 and 1963, and will match the exceptional mint-state quality of the one shown. If you are interested in building a collection, consider adding other great selections from the American Premier Coinage Series to compliment your purchase.

About the Franklin Half Dollar:
In 1947, U.S. Mint director Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman to hold that position, instructed Chief Engraver John R. Sinnock to prepare designs for a Franklin half a dollar. She had always deeply admired Franklin, who himself was known to oppose portraits on coins, as many of the Founding Fathers. Sinnock based his designs on a Franklin medal he had created previously but died before he could fully adapt these designs to the new half dollar, which required completion by Sinnock’s successor, Gilroy Roberts. The obverse features a right-facing bust of Franklin, while the reverse shows a large rendition of the Liberty Bell and a smaller depiction of an eagle. The eagle was included to satisfy an old law requiring it to appear on all United States silver coins. The Franklin half a dollar was released to the public at noon on April 30th, 1948, the anniversary of George Washington’s 1789 presidential inauguration. Production of the new half dollar continued for 15 years until it was replaced abruptly by the Kennedy half a dollar. This coin was swiftly introduced following the President’s assassination on November 22nd, 1963, and signed into law on December 30th of that year, marking the end of the Franklin half dollar series.

 

HISTORY OF THE FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR
In 1947, U.S. Mint director Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman to hold that position instructed Chief Engraver John R. Sinnock to prepare designs for a Franklin half dollar. She had always deeply admired Franklin, who himself was known to oppose portraits on coins, as many of the Founding Fathers. Sinnock based his designs on a Franklin medal he had created previously but died before he could fully adapt these designs to the new half dollar, which required completion by his successor, Gilroy Roberts. The obverse features a bust of Franklin, while the reverse shows a large rendition of the Liberty Bell and a smaller depiction of an eagle. The eagle was included to satisfy an old law requiring it to appear on all U.S. silver coins. The Franklin half a dollar was released to the public at noon on April 30th, 1948, the anniversary of George Washington's 1789 presidential inauguration. Production continued for 15 years until it was replaced abruptly by the Kennedy half dollar. This coin was swiftly introduced following the President's assassination on November 22nd, 1963, and signed into law on December goth of that year, marking the early end of the Franklin half dollar series.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Type: Franklin Half Dollar (1948-1963)
Designer: John R. Sinnock
Weight: 12.5 grams
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Composition: 0.900 silver, 0.100 copper
Net silver weight: 0.36169 oz pure silver
Obverse Design: Bust of Benjamin Franklin, facing right
Obverse Inscription: LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRUST / DATE
Reverse Design: Liberty Bell / Eagle with open wings
Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / HALF DOLLAR
4.5 x 4.5 x 2

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The Franklin Half Dollar is a vintage American coin minted from 1948 to 1963. Today, they are seldom seen in circulation but are cherished by coin collectors and enthusiasts of American history alike. Offered here is a pleasant, mint-state example hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of coins for quality and eye-appeal. Each coin is housed in an airtight capsule and presented in a luxurious, plush-lined wood box with embossed metallic gold lettering, piano-black finish, and certificate of authenticity. The coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated between 1948 and 1963, and will match the exceptional mint-state quality of the one shown. If you are interested in building a collection, consider adding other great selections from the American Premier Coinage Series to compliment your purchase.

About the Franklin Half Dollar:
In 1947, U.S. Mint director Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman to hold that position, instructed Chief Engraver John R. Sinnock to prepare designs for a Franklin half a dollar. She had always deeply admired Franklin, who himself was known to oppose portraits on coins, as many of the Founding Fathers. Sinnock based his designs on a Franklin medal he had created previously but died before he could fully adapt these designs to the new half dollar, which required completion by Sinnock’s successor, Gilroy Roberts. The obverse features a right-facing bust of Franklin, while the reverse shows a large rendition of the Liberty Bell and a smaller depiction of an eagle. The eagle was included to satisfy an old law requiring it to appear on all United States silver coins. The Franklin half a dollar was released to the public at noon on April 30th, 1948, the anniversary of George Washington’s 1789 presidential inauguration. Production of the new half dollar continued for 15 years until it was replaced abruptly by the Kennedy half a dollar. This coin was swiftly introduced following the President’s assassination on November 22nd, 1963, and signed into law on December 30th of that year, marking the end of the Franklin half dollar series.

 

HISTORY OF THE FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR
In 1947, U.S. Mint director Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman to hold that position instructed Chief Engraver John R. Sinnock to prepare designs for a Franklin half dollar. She had always deeply admired Franklin, who himself was known to oppose portraits on coins, as many of the Founding Fathers. Sinnock based his designs on a Franklin medal he had created previously but died before he could fully adapt these designs to the new half dollar, which required completion by his successor, Gilroy Roberts. The obverse features a bust of Franklin, while the reverse shows a large rendition of the Liberty Bell and a smaller depiction of an eagle. The eagle was included to satisfy an old law requiring it to appear on all U.S. silver coins. The Franklin half a dollar was released to the public at noon on April 30th, 1948, the anniversary of George Washington's 1789 presidential inauguration. Production continued for 15 years until it was replaced abruptly by the Kennedy half dollar. This coin was swiftly introduced following the President's assassination on November 22nd, 1963, and signed into law on December goth of that year, marking the early end of the Franklin half dollar series.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Type: Franklin Half Dollar (1948-1963)
Designer: John R. Sinnock
Weight: 12.5 grams
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Composition: 0.900 silver, 0.100 copper
Net silver weight: 0.36169 oz pure silver
Obverse Design: Bust of Benjamin Franklin, facing right
Obverse Inscription: LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRUST / DATE
Reverse Design: Liberty Bell / Eagle with open wings
Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / HALF DOLLAR
4.5 x 4.5 x 2

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Return Policy & Order Cancelations

Due to COVID-19 return processing times are taking longer than normal.  Please allow us 14-21 days to process your return before contacting customer support regarding the status of your return. Thank you for your patience. 

IMPORTANT:  With limited exceptions, returns (i) are refunded to customer by store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com and (ii) customer is responsible for return shipping charges. 

Please know that we understand that choosing the right décor for your home/office can be a tedious process. We want you to feel confident in your purchase. This is why we are more than happy to assist you with finding the right choice. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll help you get there.

You can return most items for a store credit within 30 days of delivery. Unless noted below, outbound shipping charges are non-refundable and you will be responsible for all return shipping costs.

Clearance merchandise and any items marked “Final Sale” cannot be returned. Other nonreturnable merchandise includes clearance items, personalized items, bundled items at discount rates (e.g. “4 for $20”; unless the entire bundle is returned), items marked nonreturnable at the checkout or within the product description page, and products that have been assembled

If there is a mistake with your order, or items arrive defective/damages at the time of receipt, we will take care of it and work with you to find the best solution as further described below.

To begin the return/exchange process, please reach out to our customer service team for assistance. Our Customer service representatives are available by phone 1-(855) 836-6468 or email support@franklinmint.com

Returns/Exchanges

You can return most items for store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com within 30 days of delivery.  The following will apply:

  • Only outbound shipping charges for damaged orders will be reimbursed. All other shipping charges are non-refundable and will automatically be deducted from the refund credit amount.

  • Clearance merchandise, any items marked “Final Sale” or marked nonreturnable may not be returned/exchanged.

  • We reserve the right to refuse returns/exchanges of items that are not in as-new condition due to damage or misuse by the customer.

  • Each returned item must be in its original condition and packaging to be accepted.

  • We are not liable for any return packages that may become lost or stolen in transit. Please keep proof of postage and/or return tracking number when shipping back returns.

  • After we have processed your return, reimbursement is generally issued within 5-7 business days.

 

Defective Product and Returns due to Our Error

If there are mistakes with your order, or items arrive defective/damaged at the time of receipt, we’ll make it right by sending you replacement parts or accessories, replacing the item or issuing you a refund.  In such an event, there is no return shipping charges. 

Order Cancellations

Because your order is processed as quickly as possible, there is a 15 minute window for order cancellation during our normal business hours. Please call Customer Service at 1-(855) 836-6468 immediately if you have placed an order in error. If the cancellation request occurs more than 15 minutes after the order is placed, or outside of our normal business hours, the order will be delivered, and must be processed as a return upon delivery.

Return Policy & Order Cancelations

Due to COVID-19 return processing times are taking longer than normal.  Please allow us 14-21 days to process your return before contacting customer support regarding the status of your return. Thank you for your patience. 

IMPORTANT:  With limited exceptions, returns (i) are refunded to customer by store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com and (ii) customer is responsible for return shipping charges. 

Please know that we understand that choosing the right décor for your home/office can be a tedious process. We want you to feel confident in your purchase. This is why we are more than happy to assist you with finding the right choice. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll help you get there.

You can return most items for a store credit within 30 days of delivery. Unless noted below, outbound shipping charges are non-refundable and you will be responsible for all return shipping costs.

Clearance merchandise and any items marked “Final Sale” cannot be returned. Other nonreturnable merchandise includes clearance items, personalized items, bundled items at discount rates (e.g. “4 for $20”; unless the entire bundle is returned), items marked nonreturnable at the checkout or within the product description page, and products that have been assembled

If there is a mistake with your order, or items arrive defective/damages at the time of receipt, we will take care of it and work with you to find the best solution as further described below.

To begin the return/exchange process, please reach out to our customer service team for assistance. Our Customer service representatives are available by phone 1-(855) 836-6468 or email support@franklinmint.com

Returns/Exchanges

You can return most items for store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com within 30 days of delivery.  The following will apply:

  • Only outbound shipping charges for damaged orders will be reimbursed. All other shipping charges are non-refundable and will automatically be deducted from the refund credit amount.

  • Clearance merchandise, any items marked “Final Sale” or marked nonreturnable may not be returned/exchanged.

  • We reserve the right to refuse returns/exchanges of items that are not in as-new condition due to damage or misuse by the customer.

  • Each returned item must be in its original condition and packaging to be accepted.

  • We are not liable for any return packages that may become lost or stolen in transit. Please keep proof of postage and/or return tracking number when shipping back returns.

  • After we have processed your return, reimbursement is generally issued within 5-7 business days.

 

Defective Product and Returns due to Our Error

If there are mistakes with your order, or items arrive defective/damaged at the time of receipt, we’ll make it right by sending you replacement parts or accessories, replacing the item or issuing you a refund.  In such an event, there is no return shipping charges. 

Order Cancellations

Because your order is processed as quickly as possible, there is a 15 minute window for order cancellation during our normal business hours. Please call Customer Service at 1-(855) 836-6468 immediately if you have placed an order in error. If the cancellation request occurs more than 15 minutes after the order is placed, or outside of our normal business hours, the order will be delivered, and must be processed as a return upon delivery.

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