Proof Franklin Half Dollar 1958

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  • Product ID: 7398
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  • Description:

    With only 875,652 Proof Franklin Half Dollars minted by the Philadelphia Mint in 1958, collectors and investors have their eyes on this glossy numismatic beauty. Since the BU Franklins contained extreme mintages, the lowest being just over 2 million, the Proof Halves are a right for sore eyes. Collectors enjoy the higher value of these coins and combined with their 90% silver content, investors are also on board. The history of the Franklin Half Dollar carries a lot of weight, since Benjamin Franklin gravely disagreed with the act of having a portrait on actual coinage. Enjoy the pristine glossy finish of the 1958 Proof Franklin and its interesting history.

    Although Franklin himself despised portraits on US coins, the Mint Director promised he was only referring to royalty portraits and he would be honored to be featured on the coin. Franklin has been quoted saying he would rather a proverb be featured so collectors can have something to ponder while holding the coin. Aside with disagreeing to having portraits on coins, Franklin also disagreed with the Bald Eagle being the national bird. He claimed among numismatist lore, that the eagle was only viewed as a scavenger. Being the logical man he was, Franklin offered the wild turkey to stand as the nation's brave bird. Obviously, he didn't get too far with that idea and the eagle accompanies the Liberty Bell on the reverse of every Franklin Half Dollar. Benjamin Franklin, distinctly recognizable, is featured prominently on the obverse, with the coin's date of mintage also present.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1958
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    • Mint Mark: N/A
    • Thickness: N/A
    • Grade: Ungraded

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