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1957 50C FS-801 Proof Franklin Half Dollar PR68 NGC

[1957 50C FS-801 Proof Franklin Half Dollar PR68 NGC: Front Picture]
[1957 50C FS-801 Proof Franklin Half Dollar PR68 NGC: Back Picture]
Coin Info
Coin Denom:03330 Half Dollars
Coin Country:United States
Coin Composition:Silver
Coin Grade:PR68
Coin Graded By:NGC
Coin Date: 1957
Coin ID82716
Price: $819.00
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HISTORY:

In 1948, John R. Sinnock, chief engraver of the Philadelphia Mint, produced a new design for the half dollar, to replace the Liberty Walking motif, which had been in use since 1916. The Franklin half dollar depicts a head and shoulders portrait of Franklin on the obverse, facing right, with LIBERTY above and IN GOD WE TRUST below. The date is to the right. The reverse depicts the Liberty Bell with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and HALF DOLLAR below. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM is to the left while a small eagle is to the right, fulfilling the requirement of the Coinage Act of 1792 that an eagle appear on the reverse of all silver coins (that requirement was relaxed somewhat in 1837, when the half dime and dime were exempted.)

Item ID: 11609
Unit ID: 82716

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