GTG 1948 Franklin

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dima, Feb 25, 2024.

  1. Dima

    Dima Member

    I've always been a huge fan of Franklin halves and for the last ~2 years I've been working on a Linda Gail inspired set. I've of course been striving for FBL as much as possible and leaning toward toned, colorful coins. This latest addition is a bit of an exception in that regard - not all that colorful - but the unique, golden hue was enough for me to pick it up.

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    Note the few marks where Mr. Franklin appears to have nicked himself shaving off his sideburns :)
     
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  3. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Now that’s a gentleman. MS67 FBL.
     
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  4. Dima

    Dima Member

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  5. Mr. Numismatist

    Mr. Numismatist Strawberry Token Enthusiast

    Very nice Franklin Half Dima!

    MS-66 FBL
     
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  6. David Betts

    David Betts Elle Mae Clampett cruising with Dad

    I can't get a Frankie right but I'll go 67 FB? Nice one thanks for sharing
     
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    MS66 FBL....
    Very handsome coin! biggrin.gif
     
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  8. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    MS 65 FBL
     
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  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    65 FBL
     
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  10. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    MS66FBL
     
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  11. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage

    MS64
     
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  12. robec

    robec Junior Member

    MS65FBL.
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I can see this coin as a MS65.
     
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  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    MS66FBL
    That is an interesting luster.
    Pretty coin.
    Edit
    Then it clicks that this is a first hubbing.
     
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  15. Dima

    Dima Member

    I didn't connect the dots until I saw your comment; excellent point! I'd noticed how well struck the reverse was, especially the detail on the bell and eagle, but it didn't dawn on me why that might be the case on a first-year-of-issue coin.
     
  16. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Thinking 66FBL, pretty.
     
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  17. numist

    numist Member

    MS65 FBL
     
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  18. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    66 fbl
     
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  19. Dtort

    Dtort Active Member

    That's a gorgeous coin! It's at least a MS66FBL, maybe a MS67 (but I've never seen one close up).
     
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  20. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Well-Known Member

    MS65 FBL
     
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  21. Dima

    Dima Member

    Thanks for the guesses, folks! Here's the reveal:

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    I agree with many of you that this coin looks a bit better than MS65. Regardless, it's a beauty and I'm very pleased with the addition :)
     
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