Shortly before the 90%-silver Franklin half dollar was introduced in 1948, the U.S. Treasury issued this statement: "Ben Franklin was many things to many men, but he never lost an opportunity to preach the virtues of thrift. His face on the new half dollar will serve as a potent reminder, so the Secretary hopes, that thrifty financial management is as important to individuals and to society today as it was in Franklin's time." Add this 1959 tribute to Ben Franklin to your collection today!
- Mint: Philadelphia
- Product Type: Single Products
- Year: 1959