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About 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars

Even though modern circulating coins are no longer made of silver, you can still purchase these 90% silver Franklin half dollars, which circulated throughout the country for years. Silver half dollars were common in pocket change until the 1960s, when wise collectors picked them out of circulation and the US Mint eliminated silver from American coinage. They are still prized by both collectors and investors.

Here are some highlights of these coins:

  • Legal tender coinage produced by the US Mint from 1948-1963.
  • These coins were common in circulation until silver was removed from US coinage in 1965.
  • Comprised of 90% silver, 10% copper; each dollar of face value contains about 0.715 troy ounces of silver.
  • 90% silver half dollars are a commonly traded and widely recognized investment product.
  • Since their value is based primarily on silver content rather than collectible value, “junk silver” coins are one of the lowest-premium US Mint products available.

The United States Mint produced 90% silver coinage from the 1790s to the 1960s. For most of American history, these coins were commonly encountered in everyday commerce. When silver prices rose due to inflation in the 1960s, the melt value of these coins began to exceed their face value, and wise collectors hoarded them. In 1965, faced with a dearth of circulating coinage, the Mint eliminated silver from most American coins. Today, most coins are made from a copper-nickel alloy and contain no silver.

However, circulated 90% silver coins are still traded as an investment product around the world. These coins are sometimes referred to as “junk silver” because they are in circulated condition, but make no mistake: they are a wise investment, indeed. If you put away a paper $10 bill in 1965, you’d still have $10; but a roll of pre-1965 Franklin half dollars is now worth many, many times that!

Half dollars are a convenient way to own silver. Each coin contains a little over one-third ounces of pure silver. Should silver ever be used as a means of barter or become part of everyday commerce once again, these half dollars will be common and widely-accepted. Additionally, they are a special part of American numismatic history, as these beautiful coin designs have not been seen in everyday life for over a half century.

The Franklin half dollar honors one of our nation’s most notable founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. John S. Sinnock, the Mint’s Chief Engraver, was responsible for the design. It replaced the Walking Liberty half dollar in 1948. These half dollars were produced in large quantities until 1963. With the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November of that year, it was quickly determined that the fallen President would be honored on a new half dollar; the Kennedy half dollar was introduced in time for 1964.

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90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars - $1 Face Value Circulated (2 Coins)

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Metal Type Silver
Metal Weight .715
Grading Service Ungraded
Date Random Date (1948-1963)
Purity .900 Fine Silver
Country of Manufacture United States
Manufacturer United States Mint

About 90% Silver Franklin Half Dollars

Even though modern circulating coins are no longer made of silver, you can still purchase these 90% silver Franklin half dollars, which circulated throughout the country for years. Silver half dollars were common in pocket change until the 1960s, when wise collectors picked them out of circulation and the US Mint eliminated silver from American coinage. They are still prized by both collectors and investors.

Here are some highlights of these coins:

  • Legal tender coinage produced by the US Mint from 1948-1963.
  • These coins were common in circulation until silver was removed from US coinage in 1965.
  • Comprised of 90% silver, 10% copper; each dollar of face value contains about 0.715 troy ounces of silver.
  • 90% silver half dollars are a commonly traded and widely recognized investment product.
  • Since their value is based primarily on silver content rather than collectible value, “junk silver” coins are one of the lowest-premium US Mint products available.

The United States Mint produced 90% silver coinage from the 1790s to the 1960s. For most of American history, these coins were commonly encountered in everyday commerce. When silver prices rose due to inflation in the 1960s, the melt value of these coins began to exceed their face value, and wise collectors hoarded them. In 1965, faced with a dearth of circulating coinage, the Mint eliminated silver from most American coins. Today, most coins are made from a copper-nickel alloy and contain no silver.

However, circulated 90% silver coins are still traded as an investment product around the world. These coins are sometimes referred to as “junk silver” because they are in circulated condition, but make no mistake: they are a wise investment, indeed. If you put away a paper $10 bill in 1965, you’d still have $10; but a roll of pre-1965 Franklin half dollars is now worth many, many times that!

Half dollars are a convenient way to own silver. Each coin contains a little over one-third ounces of pure silver. Should silver ever be used as a means of barter or become part of everyday commerce once again, these half dollars will be common and widely-accepted. Additionally, they are a special part of American numismatic history, as these beautiful coin designs have not been seen in everyday life for over a half century.

The Franklin half dollar honors one of our nation’s most notable founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. John S. Sinnock, the Mint’s Chief Engraver, was responsible for the design. It replaced the Walking Liberty half dollar in 1948. These half dollars were produced in large quantities until 1963. With the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November of that year, it was quickly determined that the fallen President would be honored on a new half dollar; the Kennedy half dollar was introduced in time for 1964.

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