What You Need To Know about the Type II Reverse Franklin..
.. And quite a bit you didn't.
by Jason Poe
There is an interesting variety known on 1958 and 1959 business strike Franklins: the Type I and Type II reverses. The Type I is also known as the weak eagle, and Type II is the strong eagle. The Type II reverse is from dies which were intended for proof coinage, but accidentally used on business strikes instead.
The story starts in 1956, with the proof coinage of that year. In 1956, the eagle was redesigned on the proof coinage, to strengthen the details. Look on the reverse of a Franklin, at the eagle. Now look at the bottom of the eagle, and see the branch he is perched on? You will