The obverse featured the profiled bust of Benjamin Franklin with the date appearing to the right. LIBERTY' is stamped above Franklin's profile while'IN GOD WE TRUST' appears below the bust. The reverse of the Franklin half dollar was designed years earlier for the the commemorative 1926 Sesquicentennial half dollar, and in 1948 the design was modified to fit the Franklin half dollar. The modified reverse features the Liberty Bell depicting the infamous crack. Due to earlier legislation that required an eagle to be depicted on all half dollars, a small eagle was placed to the right of the Liberty bell.Almost immediately the reverse met heavy criticism. Many were displeased with the visible crack showing in the Liberty Bell because it visibility displayed its flaw on a coin. The small eagle on the reverse was another reason for complaints, as it depicted the bald eagle in an unmajestic fashion. Through all of the criticism, the Franklin half dollar was minted for fifteen years until the tragic assassination of the 35th President of the United States John F.
The following year, the half dollars design was changed to Kennedy's bust facing left on the obverse, while the reverse featured a larger eagle than the previous Franklin design. Parameters set for the Franklin half dollar were as follows. 900 silver, 100 copper composition, a net weight of. 36169 pure silver, total weight of 12.5 grams and featured a 30.6 mm diameter with a reeded edge.Packages are no longer insured if tracking information shows the package is delivered. We will only cover packages that are lost in transit or damaged. 100% satisfaction is our priority, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. In such cases this will be specified within the listing. Offers will not be considered on listings unless you use the Make Offer feature, nor will we end a listing early to consider an offer.
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