GTG 1949 Franklin Half

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  1. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    Picked up this beauty this week. What do y'all think?

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  3. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    I do like the toning, MS65.
     
  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    MS-65. FBL at PCGS but not at NGC. Nice looking coin.
     
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  5. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    I see a high quality coin in MS66, but no fbl at NGC.
     
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  6. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    It looks like an NGC holder so: MS66

    This coin would easily garner FBL at PCGS but I don’t know if luster is good enough for PCGS premium gem standards. PCGS grade is MS65 FBL.
     
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  7. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

  8. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    I should've certainly added - this is in a PCGS slab.
     
  9. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I’m revising my grade:

    PCGS MS65+ FBL
     
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  10. brokrken

    brokrken Active Member

    MS65 FBL
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like a great MS-64 to me. No FBL though.
     
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  14. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    MS65 no FBL.
     
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  15. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    65 no fbl
     
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  17. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    Planning on posting reveal in ~2 hours.
     
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  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Well I got the grade right but I said no FBL due to the number of hits breaking the bell lines.
     
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  20. brokrken

    brokrken Active Member

    That is a damn nice 64. I knew once you said it was PCGS that it was FBL. They are super lenient.
     
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  21. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    Indeed PCGS is a bit more lenient with the FBL designation. If I'm not mistaken, they're only interested in the lower set of lines; whereas NGC will only assign the FBL designation if both the bottom and top set of lines are full.

    And regardless of PCGS or NGC, I too see a few marks along the bell lines which make me question the FBL designation.

    I picked this one up predominantly due to the neat obverse toning. The reverse has some spectacular luster and the fields are rather pristine (other than right below the M of UNUM). And yes, certainly the Liberty Bell device has a few contact marks - including a couple coming really close to interfering with FBL.
     
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