Struck in 90% silver, the Franklin half dollar was the first regular-issue U.S. coin to depict a non-president. Besides contributing greatly to the birth of the nation, Ben Franklin helped create Philadelphia`s library, fire department, hospital, and schools. He invented the lightning rod, bifocal glasses, and the Franklin stove. He studied storms, earthquakes, the common cold, and other phenomena. Add this Benjamin Franklin tribute to your collection today!