Overlooked by collectors for decades because older classics were still available during the years Franklin halves were issued, these 90% silver half dollars are now enjoying a surge in popularity. According to numismatist Paul Green writing in 2004, “There is no question that after years of neglect the Franklin has finally been discovered.” And here’s your chance to own a complete set of 1948-63 Denver Mint Franklins with one from each year of issue (except for ’55 and ’56 when no “D” mints were struck). This 14-coin set is in circulated condition, and we’ve included a Littleton custom album to display your coins, plus you’ll SAVE off single prices.
When the Franklin silver half dollar was introduced 65 years ago in 1948, it marked the first time an American who was not a president was pictured on a regular-issue U.S. coin. Plus, Franklins are the last series struck entirely in 90% silver. These coins circulated during the Truman and Eisenhower presidencies, the Korean War and Cuban Missile Crisis, and then, after JFK’s assassination, the series ended. Back in their day of issue, a half dollar represented a lot to set aside, and because of their buying power, most went into circulation. Plus, because of their silver content, many were lost to the melting pots. As demand for older silver coins continues to grow, Franklin half dollars will only become more difficult to find, so order your set now!
- Mint Mark: Denver
- Product Type: Sets
- Year: Mixed Years
- Presentation: With Album