1960-P Franklin Half Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated - BU

1960-P Franklin Half Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated - BU

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1960 Franklin Half Dollar

Add the 1960 Franklin half dollar to your coin collection and make other collectors jealous. The brilliant uncirculated (BU) 50-cent piece is as shiny and dazzling as the day it was minted in Philadelphia. The Franklin half dollar was minted in Denver, San Francisco, and Philadelphia between 1948 and 1963.

History of the Benjamin Franklin half dollar

The chief coin engraver and designer of the 1960 Franklin half dollar was John R. Sinnock, an American citizen from Raton, New Mexico. He was the eighth chief engraver at the U.S. Mint. Sinnock also worked on the 1926 Sesquicentennial American Independence half dollar for the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and he created the Roosevelt Dime. The short minting duration of the Franklin coin also increases the value. Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, it was replaced with the Kennedy half dollar.

Design features of the 1960 Franklin 50-cent piece

The Benjamin Franklin half dollar showcases the aging Founding Father and scientists bust on the obverse and the Liberty Bell with its famous crack on the reverse. It has a reeded edge and a stunning sheen. This brilliant uncirculated Franklin coin was minted in Philadelphia and doesn’t have a minting mark like the “D” and “P” you see on Denver and San Francisco coins. The coin has a 30.6mm diameter and a total mass of 12.5 grams.

1960 Franklin Half Dollar Value and Mintage

The pristine condition and pre-1970 minting make the 1960 Franklin half dollar more valuable than most coins. Brilliant uncirculated coins are considered by collectors to be the most precious coins available. There were 7,715,602 Benjamin Franklin half dollars minted in Philadelphia in 1960. It was one of the last batches to contain 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper.


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