90% Silver Franklin Halves 1000 pcs.

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    The 90% Silver Franklin Halves offers a bag filled with 1,000 circulated Franklin Half Dollars that are in good or better condition. 90% silver is often referred to as "junk" silver, referring to the condition of the coins and not the numismatic value of the coins. The 90% Silver Franklin Halves are sold primarily for their 90% silver content and will contain a mixed variety of common dates and mint-marks. The Franklin Half Dollar was minted from 1948 to 1963 and was heavily produced by the top 3 mints: the Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint, and the San Francisco Mint.

    While the Mint Director at the time, Nellie Tayloe Ross, was a strong admirer of Benjamin Franklin, she knew her favorite Founding Father wasn't a fan of placing portraits on coins. Benjamin Franklin believed coins should exhibit a proverb, something for the coin holder to ponder when observing the currency. In her defense of placing Franklin on the next half dollar, Ross reminded numismatists that Franklin was only aware of the living royalty portraits and that having a Founding Father on the coin would deem honorable by Franklin. Throughout his career, Franklin also made it clear how he viewed the eagle as a scavenger and not the symbolic figure of power everyone else admired about the bird of prey. He is quoted to have wanted the wild turkey to be the national bird, instead of the eagle, since he was a very practical man. Obviously, despite what the late Founding Father may have thought, Ross continued with the production of the Franklin Half Dollar. The Franklin Half Dollar's popularity has increased over time and is a favorite among investors!

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