5.0 grams. A bold Gem example of this lovely off-metal planchet error. Mostly brilliant silver with just a wisp of soft champagne toning. Outstanding luster and eye appeal. The planchet was positioned toward 6:30, so that area of the coin is most sharply defined, with reeding on the edge. The reeding rapidly fades and disappears in progression around the circumference where the metal was allowed to flow freely. Bold and full date and mintmark, with full definition of Franklin's facial features. A very attractive example that fortunately eluded the quality control systems at the Mint, giving error coin enthusiasts a lovely, high grade piece to own. While not specifically listed as an entry in the 100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins book, it is closely related to entry Number 87, the Franklin half dollar on a cent planchet. The present piece is likely among the very finest of the few survivors. All Franklin off-metal errors, especially those with a date, are rare and highly desirable.