1959-D FBL Franklin

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Here's s sweet pickup that I had about two weeks ago. It's PCGS graded at MS-64 FBL. IMG_4142.JPG IMG_4143.JPG IMG_4144.JPG IMG_4145.JPG
     
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  3. ja59

    ja59 Missing the Beach just not as much as ...

    Very nice coin! Congrats!
    These were still circulating when I was a kid. NOT anything like this condition.
     
  4. Penny Luster

    Penny Luster Supporter! Supporter

    Almost as old as me, and it has never been spent!
     
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Same here. Nothing but silver and copper coins in circulation.
     
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's funny.
     
  7. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Oh well I'll have to give it up "It's younger than me" but I am in better shape I think... Great post nice coin thanks.
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You're in better shape if you rate a MS-65 or higher and have FBL. Lol
     
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  9. dimeguy

    dimeguy Dime Enthusiast

    That is a nice one! I love the super clean fields of the reverse and those solid bell lines. Nice pick up!
     
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  10. wkferry

    wkferry Member

    Sure would deeply appreciate it if more of us could help out us less than knowledgeable folks and remember to spell out these mysterious initials such as "FBL".
     
  11. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    It means "Full Bell Lines"
     
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  13. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    You are welcome. For info, when grading, proof coins are not included in the category as they are expected to have them anyway
     
  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thank you
     
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It means Full Bell Lines as stated by @expat. If you look at the photo you can see 2 sets of lines running around the bell. To be FBL you can not have a disruption of those lines.

    Proofs do not get the FBL as proofs are specifically minted. The same applies to FS (full step) Nickels or FT (full torch) Dimes.
     
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  16. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Active Member

    Does FBL stand for "Full Butt Load"?
     
  17. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis Supporter! Supporter

    Nice Franklin for sure.
    And here I thought the FBL was Full Belly Lines. Lol. Seriously, FBL refers to which set of lines? Or both sets?
     
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Only if you're constipated.
     
  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The bell lines. There are 2 sets of them, an upper and a lower. To get an FBL all lines need to be present and unbroken on both sets.
     
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  20. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the lesson Collecting Nut be safe.
     
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  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You're welcome
     
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