1949 PCGS MS-64 FBL

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Those few light marks are holding it back. Otherwise it's a beauty.
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  3. Tuco

    Tuco Active Member

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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

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  5. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    Only if you paid 66FBL money... At MS64FBL money you got a heck of a deal...;)
     
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I actually got it for MS-62 pricing. I'm very pleased. I already had one but this one is a lot better.
     
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  7. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    I agree... should be a little higher grade! Love Franklin!!!!
     
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  8. David Betts

    David Betts Well-Known Member

    Frankie's a handsome piece and at 62 $$ a deal
     
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  9. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Great looking coin as I grew up when those were in circulation so I always gotta have a few in my collection! :D Second year of issue, great looking coin!
     
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  10. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    The thing I notice with Franklin half dollars (I do not avidly collect them) is that the bust of Franklin, is lackluster in detail spread over a large surface, allowing bag marks and planchet marks more easily seen by lesser magnification and the naked eye. All the while, there isn't enough detail over that size of bust to cover up said marks. Your coin proves this for me.

    I try to imagine what coins look like when in hand, and I believe yours would be very attractive, and worthy of atleast 65 FBL.

    To me it begs the questions, what would the Franklin design look like and how would it look on, say the Dime? Whould they grade better? And Look fuller in detail?

    On the other hand, I know of a certain purple toned Franklin that sold for stupid money that caused a lot of people to believe it had been overgraded. Yours has fewer marks but no color. Be interesting to find that thread and compare yours to it IMHO.
     
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I feel the same. I have several lower grade sets as that is easily affordable. I need 8 or 9 coins in a high grade with FBL's to have the complete set. Two of them will be very costly. I've. Even working on my Peace Dollar set but a few of the Franklin's I needed were available at reasonable prices.
     
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes it is. Thank you.
     
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I remember them in circulation as well. I think they would have gone the full 50 year run if Kennedy had not been assassinated.
     
  14. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    They'd almost certainly still be around if that had never happened
     
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Agreeded
     
  16. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis Supporter! Supporter

    I'm rather fond of Franklin's dated 1949. As it is the largest denomination us coin for a birth year set.
     
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes it is and I find them nice looking.
     
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