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1956 Silver Proof Franklin Half Dollar GEM Proof

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1956 Silver Proof Franklin Half Dollar GEM Proof

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Why buy this 50C 1956 Franklin Proof?

The Franklin Half Dollar celebrates one of the most important figures in America's founding, Ben Franklin. It is also an important coin in American history because it marked the completion of the US Mint's switch from allegorical figures on the obverse to historic Americans.

  • This coin is 50 cents legal tender in the United States.
  • This coin was struck from 12.5 g of .900 fine silver.
  • The coin is part of a mintage of 669,384 pieces.
  • This piece was struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
  • The half dollar was the last US coin to switch from allegorical to historic figures.
  • This coin comes in a protective plastic flip and will arrive in GEM Proof condition.

Classic Ben Franklin Design by John Sinnock

Both faces of this coin were designed by John Sinnock. Obverse: The obverse features a right-side portrait of Ben Franklin, perhaps the most famous American Founding Father not to serve as President. The date, "1956," is inscribed to the right. Also inscribed on this face are "LIBERTY" and the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST."

Reverse: Sinnock's reverse features the famous Liberty Bell, the world famous landmark situated in Franklin's hometown of Philadelphia. "E PLURIBUS UNUM" is inscribed to the left, and an eagle appears to the right. The name of the issuing country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and the face value of the coin, "HALF DOLLAR," are inscribed along the rim.

Don't miss your chance to own this 1956 50C Franklin Proof.



This 1956 Silver Proof Franklin Half Dollar GEM Proof is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1956
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:Uncertified
Grade:GEM Proof
Finish:Proof
Composition:Silver
Diameter:30 mm
Country:United States
Mintage:669,384
Obverse Design:Benjamin Franklin
Reverse Design:Liberty Bell
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