A silver U.S. Franklin half dollar from 1958. These coins are in Mint State Brilliant Uncirculated condition, with no wear and strong luster. The obverse side of the coin features a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, notable eccentric and Founding Father. The reverse side of the coin features the Liberty Bell. The Franklin half dollar series was the successor of the Walking Liberty half dollar series and the predecessor of the Kennedy half dollar series. The coin was the brainchild of U.S. Mint director Nellie Ross, an admirer of Franklin, who felt a replacement was needed for the "outdated" Walking Liberty design (first minted in 1916). After the first draft of the Franklin half design was completed, the Mint realized that a law from 1873 dictated that all coins of higher value than a dime must feature an eagle within their design. Rather than abandoning the Liberty Bell reverse, the Mint decided to insert a small eagle to the right of the bell. As some historians noted, Franklin himself would have disapproved of the coin, as he opposed featuring portraits of men on the first American coins and instead favored coin designs featuring thought-inspiring proverbs. Specifications: Each coin measures 30.6mm in diameter, weighs 12.5g, and is made of .900 fine silver. Each coin will be secured in an archival-quality Mylar flip, and each flip will be secured in a corrugated cardboard safety mailer. If you have any questions about these coins (or about coin collecting in general), please send me (O.S.C.) a message and I'll be happy to respond.
You are bidding on a Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated Coin. This coin is in beautiful original Brilliant Uncirculated condition. This is a great way to both own silver AND collect a piece of history.
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar ("Walker") was a Silver Fifty Cent piece and was minted from 1916-1947. It was designed by Adolph A. Weinman. The design of this beautiful US Coin depicts a full length figure of Lady Liberty holding branches of laurel and oak with her gown of stars and stripes flowing in the breeze.... walking forward in full stride toward the dawn of a new day.... very symbolic of the glory of the U.S . The reverse shows an eagle with wings unfolded on a perch symbolizing the strength and fearless spirit of America. It is a truly beautiful design and is currently used on the obverse of the Silver American Eagle.
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