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1951 Franklin Half Dollar graded PR67+DCAM. Image: GreatCollections.

Rare Chance to Own Tied-for-Finest Proof DCAM 1951 Franklin Half Dollar

Among the 14-year run of Franklin half dollar Proofs, the second-year 1951 Franklin Proof is second only to the key date (and first-year issue)...
Franklin Half Dollar. Image: Adobe Stock.

Franklin Half Dollar (1948-1963) : A Collector’s Guide

The Franklin Half Dollar Ends a 156-Year Era of Liberty on American Coins The Franklin half dollar was a silver half dollar coin produced by...
1963 Franklin Half Dollar Bag. Image: Rick Tomaska.

Oklahoma Woman’s Franklin Half Dollars May Be Worth $100,000+

A canvas bag containing 2,000 silver half-dollars struck in 1963 at the Denver Mint and sewn shut there 60 years ago will bring a...
1961 Franklin Half Dollar. FS-801. PCGS PR67DCAM.

Doubled Die Proof 1961 Franklin Half Dollar at Stack’s Bowers

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... The Red Book lists only one doubled die variety for Franklin half dollars: the 1961 Proof DDR....

The Franklin Half Dollar Turns 75

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Benjamin Franklin, the subject of the Franklin Half Dollar is perhaps one of the most famous Founding Fathers to...
The 1961 Proof Doubled Die Franklin Half Dollar

The 1961 Proof Doubled Die Franklin Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ...... While the "Bugs Bunny" Franklin half dollar captures the whimsy of the series enthusiast, the most popular variety of...
United States 1953 Proof Franklin Half Dollar

1953 Franklin Half Dollar Proof : History and Value

After the production of Proof Franklin half dollars began in 1950, two years after the introduction of the series, the United States Mint had...
United States 1948 Franklin Half Dollar

1948 Franklin Half Dollar : History and Value

First released in 1948, the Franklin half dollar was the last circulating U.S. denomination and coin to adopt the portrait of a real individual,...
United States 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

1960 Franklin Half Dollar : History and Value

The specific design of the Franklin half dollar--Founding Father Benjamin Franklin on the obverse and the Liberty Bell on the reverse--was heavily advocated for...
United States 1949 Franklin Half Dollar

1949 Franklin Half Dollar : History and Value

As United States Mint Director Nellie Tayloe Ross’s brainchild, she continually pushed the government to design and release a half dollar depicting Benjamin Franklin...
United States 1954-S Franklin Half Dollar

1954-S Franklin Half Dollar : History and Value

The last Franklin half dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint, the 1954-S offers a window into an evolving postwar United States Mint. Replacing the...
Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Coin Strike Character Rarities

Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Coin Strike Character Rarities

Certain US coins with specific designations can fetch a premium price among collectors   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ...... When I started collecting...
United States 1951 Franklin Half Dollar Proof

1951 Franklin Half Dollar Proof : History and Value

The 1951 Franklin Half Dollar Proof was a second-year Proof issue struck at the Philadelphia Mint and represents a challenging issue for collectors looking...

Proof Franklin Half Dollars: A Date-by-Date Analysis

By Dan Duncan – Retired, Pinnacle Rarities ......   The short-lived Proof version of the popular Walking Liberty half dollar was discontinued during World War II...

The 10 Most Valuable 20th-Century US Half Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC ...... During the 20th century, the United States Mint issued a variety of different types of half dollars, including the final...

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