U.S. Franklin Silver Half Dollar 1956-P Brilliant Uncirculated

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SKU:
23129
Date:
1956
Mintmark:
Philadelphia
Grade:
Brilliant Uncirculated
Material:
90% Silver
When Congress authorized the Franklin silver half dollar in 1948, it was expected to be issued for at least 25 consecutive years. But following the tragic loss of President Kennedy, a new 1964 Kennedy half dollar was quickly approved, abruptly supplanting the Franklin series. The short run of this coin design makes it a great series for the collector. And Franklins proved to be America's last half dollar to be completely struck in traditional 90% silver. In 1956, these were the largest silver coins released and were only produced in Philadelphia. The mintage of just 4 million, was far fewer than outputs a few years earlier or a few year later, when annual production topped 43 million.