Lot Number:90
Start Time:4/23/2024 4:00:00 AM
End Time:5/12/2024 11:07:30 PM
Bid Count:6
Winning Bidder:j****t
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$1.50
Current Bid:$9.50
Bidding complete

The Franklin half dollar, minted from 1948 to 1963, is a popular choice for coin collectors due to its beautiful design, historical significance, and silver content. Here's a breakdown of its key features to help you craft an interesting description for your auction:

Historical Allure:

  • Commemorates Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers and a polymath who significantly shaped American history.
  • First U.S. circulating coin to feature a non-president (previously all presidents except for Lady Liberty on the Columbian Exposition half dollar).
  • Marks the end of the "golden age" of American coin design.

Design Details:

  • Obverse: Features a sharp profile portrait of Benjamin Franklin facing left.
  • Reverse: Showcases the Liberty Bell, a symbol of American freedom, inscribed with the year of minting. A small eagle is included to meet the requirement for half dollars to depict an eagle.

Silver Content:

  • Composed of 90% silver and 10% copper, making it a valuable piece for silver bullion investors.

Collector Considerations:

  • Value depends on the coin's condition (circulated or uncirculated), mintmark (location of minting), and year of issue (some years are rarer than others).
  • Uncirculated coins in high grades (like MS66 or above) are particularly valuable to collectors who seek pristine condition.


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