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1955 P-Mint Uncirculated 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollar

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1955 P-Mint Uncirculated 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollar
Celebrate a renowned founding father with this unique and historical coin. This Franklin half dollar comes in 90% pure silver and represents the year of lowest mintage, making it a collectable of intrinsic and historical value. It comes encapsulated to protect its condition. It makes a magnificent addition to any serious collection of American coinage.

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  • 1955 Franklin half dollar
  • Storage pouch 

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The Key Specs

Coin Grade/Condition: Uncirculated
Mint Mark: Philadelphia Mint
Packaging: Encapsulated

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.)

Features

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 lowests mintage of any in the series, making them hard to find and highly collectable 

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

Encapsulated
  • Helps protect the coin's condition during storage and display

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1955 P-Mint Uncirculated 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollar

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  • Beautiful

    This is a very nice coin to add to my collection. I should have bought more.

    carmella123, CT
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  • good deal

    I believe tis year waa the anniversary of the year Pre was shots. Lincoln

    stonebridge, DE
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  • nice

    good for the beginning collector

    aganess66666, MN
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  • WONDERFUL COIN!

    BEAUTIFUL COIN!AFTER SEEING THE FIRST ONE; I ORDERED AND RECEIVED THE SECOND ONE!GET SOME WHILE THEY ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

    BBOC, CA
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  • Franklin half dollar

    I am very pleased with the quality of the coin. plus it was the year I was born. so I am very satisfied

    iggybear72, PA
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