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1955 ANACS-Certified Franklin Half Dollar "Buck-Tooth" Error Coin

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1955 ANACS-Certified Franklin Half Dollar "Buck-Tooth" Error Coin
Celebrate a renowned founding father with this unique and historic coin. This Franklin half dollar comes in 90% pure silver and features an unusual die error that makes Mr. Franklin appear to have buck teeth. 1955 also represents the year of lowest mintage, further enhancing this coin's desirability to collectors. It comes encapsulated to protect its condition and makes a magnificent addition to any serious collection of American coinage.

What You Get

  • 1955 Franklin half dollar error coin in ANACS grading holder
  • Storage pouch

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The Key Specs

Coin Grade/Condition: ANACS-certified authentic error coin
Mint Mark: Philadelphia Mint
Packaging: Encapsulated in ANACS grading slab

Coin 1

Obverse: John Sinnock's portrait of Benjamin Franklin, modeled after a bust by 18th-century sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon. Inscriptions include "Liberty," "In God We Trust" and Sinnock's initials, "JRS"
Reverse: The Liberty Bell: Inscriptions include "United States of America," "Half Dollar" and "E Pluribus Unum"
Composition: 90% silver
Diameter: Approx. 30.6mm (1.2") in diameter
Weight: Approx. 12.5 grams (0.44 oz.)


1955 Franklin half dollar
  • Introduced in 1948 to honor founding father Benjamin Franklin, renowned printer, publisher, author, inventor, scientist and diplomat
  • Designed by John R. Sinnock, the United States Mint's chief sculptor-engraver
  • Sinnock's portrait of Franklin, modeled after a bust by 18th-century sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon, is bold and clean, contrasting sharply with the subtle, detailed depiction of Miss Liberty on the Walking Liberty coin it replaced
  • Also features an eagle on the reverse, added by Gilroy Roberts, who completed work on the coin following Sinnock's death in 1947
  • Years later, Sinnock was accused of modeling his version of the Liberty Bell, without proper credit, on a sketch by artist John Frederick Lewis, now belatedly credited by numismatic books for his role
  • Franklin half dollars were made for just 16 years, replaced in 1963 by a half dollar memorializing martyred President John F. Kennedy
  • The 1955 Franklin half dollars had the lowest mintage of any in the series, making them hard to find and highly collectable 

"Buck-Tooth" error coin
  • This particular Franklin half dollar has an error caused by an unintentional die clash resulting in damage to the obverse die
  • The damage occurred near Franklin's mouth, making him appear to have 2 large buck teeth, giving the error the nickname "Buck-Tooth" 

90% silver
  • Handsome precious metal coin has intrinsic as well as historic value

Encapsulated in ANACS grading slab
  • Helps protect the coin's condition during storage and display
  • ANACS certified authentic error coin 


1955 ANACS-Certified Franklin Half Dollar "Buck-Tooth" Error Coin
5 reviews 2.8 out of 5

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  • happy

    very nice

    roadk0ill, OH
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  • jajimenez53

    its nice

    jajimenez53, GA
    Was this review helpful? 1 out of 2 found this review helpful
  • buck tooth 50 cent piece

    A unique coin but nothing to get excited about, a bit costly for this coin

    russ1, CT
    Was this review helpful? 7 out of 7 found this review helpful
  • Not so great coin

    Your prices are much higher that other dealers! and In this case the ANACS capsule is cracked? the coin is what I expected, but the crack in the case (on the side where it is supposed to be sealed), probably compromises the value of the grading.

    mahalo2, MA
    Was this review helpful? 13 out of 13 found this review helpful
  • Bugs Bunny coin

    Very bad not Happy got my coin and had to send it back because theirs a big black mark on the back how did this get by when it was graded makes you wonder about the graded system. I hope the new one is OK.

    Mike3434, PA
    Was this review helpful? 4 out of 4 found this review helpful

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