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The Last S-Mint 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollar - 1954

The Last S-Mint 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollar - 1954

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The Last S-Mint 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollar - 1954
A penny saved is a penny earned. A silver Franklin Half Dollar saved is good collector's sense. This handsome coin features 90% pure silver content and comes uncirculated condition. So bring Ben home for an extended stay in your collection.

What You Get
  • 1954 Franklin half dollar
  • Storage pouch

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The Key Specs

Coin Grade/Condition: Uncirculated condition
Mint Mark: San Francisco Mint
Packaging: Encapsulated

Coin 1

Obverse: Benjamin Franklin
Reverse: Liberty Bell
Composition: 90% silver
Diameter: Approx. 30.6mm (1.2") in diameter
Weight: Approx. 12.5 grams (0.44 oz.)


1954 S-Mint 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 1954 S-Mint Franklin half dollar is the lowest-mintage "branch" Mint (D or S-Mint) coin in the series

90% silver
  • Precious metal coin

Uncirculated condition 
  • This coin has never been circulated to the public

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


The Last S-Mint 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollar - 1954
7 reviews 4.7 out of 5

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  • Beautiful Coin

    Very nice coin in uncirculated condition. Well packaged, a real prize.

    DaviLCoins, MD
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  • Love it!!

    Not only was I born in 1954...but I was born in San Francisco.Valuable or not, for me it's a wonderful piece to have.

    MaryHrpr, IN
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  • Like it was made yesterday!

    This 1954 Franklin Half Dollar was minted 64 years ago and it looks like it was just made yesterday. Glad to add it to my collection. I'm going to have it graded to see how perfect it really is.

    CantonRog, MI
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  • My husband is very happy!

    My husband, who never shops, asked me to purchase this coin for him and he is very please with everything about it and he would purchase again

    Butterfly305, NY
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  • 1954 half $ S-mint

    The coin is Amazing! Looks new, in the protective holder. This will go Great with the rest of the coins I have. Thank you for this offer, and I look forward to doing more business with you in the near future.

    Gourds2012, OK
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