1949 Franklin Silver Half Dollar BL58

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The 1949 Franklin half dollar was produced at the Philadelphia Mint during the second year of issue for this popular series. Struck in 90% fine silver, Franklin half dollars represented the first time that a non-president was depicted on a circulating U.S. coin. Benjamin Franklin is credited with the repeal of the Stamp Act in 1766, helping draft the Declaration of Independence, signing a critical treaty with France in 1778 during the Revolutionary War, and participating in the Constitutional Convention.

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