I stopped in to a bank to clean them out of halves, and found it curious that the teller sat and informally scanned each one, front and back before giving me ALL BUT ONE saying "my dad would want this one". grrrrrrrr.. I was polite.. nothing I can do I guess.. it's not like I had posession of them YET... but cripe.. you KNOW what I'm getting them for lady!!! There was a 1949 Franklin in the pile.. but I gather the liberty is in her dad's hands about now. Has anyone noticed the teller looking through them first?? Once, long ago, a teller reluctantly handed me 5 silver halves when I asked for them. She said "these came in today, we have to give them up if a customer asks but at the end of the day I was taking them". I like that system MUCH better.