Grade this 1948 Franklin

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  1. COCollector

    COCollector Well-Known Member

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  3. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Nope, everything looks fine to me.
  4. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Many things strike me as odd about this in addition to the label. I am not an expert on Franklins, though, so I will yield to Tough Coins evaluation.
  5. DeodatusAlp2002

    DeodatusAlp2002 Lowball glory!

    I am against buying it. Bad eye appeal, and really dark pics make me suspicious.
  6. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Slab looks fine, but the coin is ugly.
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  7. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    Coin looks ok , but that dark toning is ugly IMHO .
  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Everything looks fine but it's not very pretty for MS-65. I'm thinking the coin looked much better when graded but turned dark over the years in the slab.
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  9. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    They graded it MS65 in hand so I'm going to say that's what it is as it's impossible to reach that grade off these pictures with all that interference. The rest is up to you. If you like it, bid on it. It looks good to me.
  10. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Like what?
  11. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    Some of the ugliest toning ever. Why would you want it?
  12. COCollector

    COCollector Well-Known Member

    Agreed, it's ugly.

    I understand "eye appeal" can vary for slabbed coins. Still, for that grade I was expecting something better. Like this:

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  13. COCollector

    COCollector Well-Known Member

    Might get it for cheap? Bored with pretty MS65 coins? Too easy to find a pretty one?

    And sometimes ugly just makes me happy:
  14. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    The label on the reverse is not inside the slab but a hologram label bonded to the outside of the slab.

    Stickers and tape often remove portions of the hologram label.
  15. anderspud

    anderspud Active Member

    A lot of wear and poor appearance. Could be called a G 6 since the peripheral lettering is full.
  16. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    While not one to blindly follow TPG assigned grades, NGC certainly didn't blow this one that bad. I agree that, as shown, it's unattractive and the photos do not allow for one to reasonably confirm the assigned grade, but the reverse is of sufficient quality to state, as a fact, that the coin does not display "a lot of wear".
  17. fish4uinmd

    fish4uinmd Well-Known Member

    My grading skills are not fine tuned, but terrible eye appeal alone would bring this down to a 63...IMHO. The fact that it's at a low price should be a flag. Redbook on a 63 is 27.00
  18. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    There are still over three days left in the listing. The present bid-to price is meaningless, as is red book value for a different grade.
  19. fish4uinmd

    fish4uinmd Well-Known Member

    Face's a sub standard, fugly coin.
  20. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    When did I claim otherwise? I didn't, but this, of course, has nothing to do my response to your post. You compared apples to oranges, and is as simple as that, sir.
  21. fish4uinmd

    fish4uinmd Well-Known Member

    Fruits...I thought we were talking about need to lighten up and have some fun. :happy:
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