Uncirculated Franklin Half Dollar 1952-D

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    This Founding Father was a jack of all trades and a scientist and a politician were only 2 of them. Benjamin Franklin was also a renowned polymath, author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. His accomplishments earned him a lot of public attention but it wouldn't be until well after his death a Mint Director would want his portrait on US coinage. In the 1940's, the Mint Director, Nellie Tayloe Ross, was legally allowed to change the design of the half dollar, since the Walking Liberty had been in circulation for over 25 years. Ross greatly admired Franklin but was also aware of his distaste for portraits on US currency. Ross approached Mint Engraver, John R. Sinnock, the create a design of the Founding Father. At the turn of World War II, Sinnock had designed a commemorative of Franklin, which was never used. This previous design was used to help design the Franklin Half Dollar. Benjamin Franklin is a key leader in American history and mostly known for his technological advances when it came to electricity and the modern home.

    The obverse features the balding Founding Father, complete with his round head and reading spectacles. The reverse depicts an aging Liberty Bell, with the coin's legal tender value, which wasn't approved by the Commission of Fine Arts, in fear of being ridiculed. The 1952-D Franklin Half Dollar is in brilliant uncirculated condition, exhibiting a glistening surface from rim to rim. The Denver Mint produced over 25 million of these coins, lending to their accessibility and lower premiums. The BU 1952-D Franklin Half Dollar comes complete in a coin flip for protection.

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    • Year: 1952
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