A silver U.S. Franklin half dollar from 1963. 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the brainchild of U.S. Mint director Nellie Ross, an admirer of Franklin, who felt a replacement was needed for the "outdated" Walking Liberty design (first minted in 1916).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. Each coin measures 30.6mm in diameter, weighs 12.5g, and is made of .900 fine silver
1942 Liberty Walking Half Dollar ...Created by A.A. Weinman and first issued in 1916, the beautiful 90% silver Liberty Walking half dollar spanned WWI, the Great Depression and WWII. The dramatic design shows Liberty striding confidently toward the rising sun, and a bald eagle ready for flight - echoing the nation's hopes during those challenging times. Struck in 90% fine silver in 1942 Minted during the first full year of American involvement in WWII - when U.S. Navy victories at the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway turned the tide of the war in the Pacific A Liberty design so popular it was brought back on Silver American Eagles of 1986-date!
1986-S US Statue of Liberty Commemorative Proof Half Dollar The United States Mint certifies that this coin is a genuine 1986 Statue of Liberty Commemorative Proof Half Dollar, struck in accordance with legislation passed by Congress as Public Law 99-61. This coin was produced by the Department of the Treasury, United States Mint to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Statue of Liberty. Coin Designs The obverse (heads side) design of the 1986 Liberty features The Statue of Liberty. The reverse (tails) design features immigrants at Ellis Island.
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