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1963 Franklin Half Dollar - Philadelphia & Denver - NGC 64

1963 Franklin Half Dollar - Philadelphia & Denver - NGC 64

Our Price: $79.90
Year: 1963
Mint(s): Philadelphia & Denver
Composition: .900 Silver / .100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm

Stock Status: Available
Product Code: 35661

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The Final Liberty Bell Silver Half Dollars: 1963’s Philadelphia & Denver Franklins in Stunning MS64

Benjamin Franklin is truly one of our nation’s greatest founding fathers. He was a man of many hats, excelling in each of his roles for our fledgling nation in a near impossible feat of intellect. When looking at the collective results of his life’s work as a printer, scientist, Postmaster General, and diplomat – it is easy to argue that there are few Americans who were as integral to our nation’s founding as he was. Of course, it made sense when he was chosen to grace the face of our Nation’s coinage.

Today, after searching the entire country, we are finally able to bring back the final ‘Liberty Bell’ Half Dollars ever struck. These 1963 Benjamin Franklin Half Dollars were struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints and were the last silver half dollars to feature the iconic Liberty Bell on the reverse.

But wait, it gets even better!

Not only do we have the final Philadelphia and Denver Mint Franklin Half Dollar issues, but ours are also in stunning NGC Certified MS64 condition almost 60 years later.

Two Symbols of American Freedom – One Silver Half Dollar

After making it his life’s work to ensure the freedoms of the American people and their right to their own sovereignty, it only made sense that when creating the Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar that we would use the Liberty Bell as the reverse. You would be hard-pressed to find a coin more American than this founding father silver half dollar.

Did you know? Ben Franklin was the only signer of all four of the major documents instrumental to the founding of the United States Constitution, the Treaty of Paris and the Treaty of Alliance, Amity and Commerce, in which France recognized and supported the United States.

The End of the Silver Half Dollar Era in Incredibly Rare MS64

The Franklin Half Dollar was first issued in 1948. And if it wasn't for the unfortunate events of November 22, 1963, it might still be in service today. It was struck for only 16 years... the shortest production-span of any half dollar in United States Mint history.

When found in MS64 condition, these coins are astronomically rare. In 1963 the Philadelphia and Denver mints produced a combined 89,233,292 Franklin Half Dollars... yet today only 9,305 P&D 2 pc. sets struck by the U.S. Mint are known to exist in NGC MS64 condition or better.

That breaks down to only 1 in every 3,615 Franklins from 1963 can be found in NGC Certified MS64 – talk about a rare 2 pc. set!

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