Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
When the Benjamin Franklin half dollar was introduced in 1948, it marked the first time an American who was not a president was pictured on a circulating U.S. coin. Honoring the scientist, inventor, writer and one of our nation's most recognized founding fathers, the Franklin half dollars were also the last U.S. coin series to be struck entirely in 90% silver. Its reverse features the revered Liberty Bell, a symbol of American freedom.
At Littleton Coin Company, you'll find Franklin half dollars in a wide range of years, grades and mint marks, with each coin carefully graded by our experts and hand selected for eye appeal. Browse both single coins and sets in various presentations, including display cases and exclusive Showpak® holders. Shop our Franklin half dollars for sale below to take home a coin from this handsome silver series!