The Franklin half dollar was produced between 1948 and 1963.
Sorry no 1938 Franklin first year is 1948
Check that coin again. The first year for Franklin halves was 1948.
½ Dollar "Franklin Half Dollar"1948-1963Silver (.900)ø 30.6 mm12.5 g
Ben Franklin is currently on the US hundred dollar bill. From 1948 to 1963 his image was also on the half dollar.
Franklin first appeared on the U.S. half dollar in 1948. A half dated 1903 is a Barber half. Values for an average circulated coin (G-4 to VF-20) with no mintmark, run from $17.00 to $45.00.
John F. Kennedy is on the current U.S. Half Dollar (1964-present) .His portrait replaced Benjamin Franklin's on the US Half Dollar. Franklin's portrait appeared from 1948 to 1963.
The 1963-D Franklin half dollar is the highest mintage of the series, most are only valued for the silver at about $11.00.
Half dollar or 50 cent piece from 1948 to1963
Benjamin Franklin - Half Dollar