GTG 1952-S Franklin Half Dollar PCGS

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Lehigh96, Mar 26, 2019.


Guess the Assigned Grade

  1. MS65+

  2. MS65+ CAC

  3. MS66

  4. MS66 CAC

  5. MS66+

  6. MS66+ CAC

  7. MS67

  8. MS67 CAC

  9. MS67+

  10. MS67+ CAC

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  1. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Please guess the assigned grade of this PCGS Franklin Half Dollar and vote in the attached poll. Thank you!


    As always, comments welcome!
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  3. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I voted MS-66 CAC.
  4. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Some noticable flatness on the hair and face. The cleanliness makes up for it I guess. I say MS66 CAC
  5. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    I went 66 but how the hell should i know if theres a CAC sticker??
  6. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I'm telling you that it was submitted to CAC, you need to decide if it stickered at the assigned grade that you choose.
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  7. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Need more detail before I could render a '66. My estimation is '64.
  8. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Not sure why this thread isn't getting any traction, but I'm gonna leave it up a few more days before I reveal.
  9. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    The luster is typical for a 65. It does not sparkle like MS-67 luster.

    Again, the marks would have me at 65, but they are about equal to the 66+ posted, so I’d say PCGS graded it 66.

    The strike is clearly not FBL.

    Did JA like it enough to sticker it? I’d say no because of the weird staining (fingerprints?) in the left obverse field. But since you know it has been sent in, I’d bet it has a sticker. Unless you sent it in yourself or personally know the person who did, there’s no way to know If it didn’t have a sticker.
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I went 66, no CAC as the reverse seems a little weak to me.
  11. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Well I went 65+ for the same reason. And yes, I know some of these S mints are known to be rare with full strikes. Not my series, but still should affect the grade, I think.
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I almost went 65 but I felt the luster would push it to a 66. The obverse is much nicer than the reverse in my opinion.
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  13. mill rat41

    mill rat41 Member

    As clean as they come and as nice (I assume for an S mint FHD - I don't know the series) as they come - so I guess 67+ CAC.
  14. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Anytime, @Lehigh96. :)
  15. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I’ve been outta town, grade is coming soon!
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  16. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    I guessed 67, no CAC. Sweet coin.
  17. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    Typical MS66, above average Luster,
    no fbl, strike as usual for year and Mint Mark.
  18. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

  19. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    This coin doesn't have MS65 surfaces and it is certainly cleaner with respect to surface preservation than the MS66+ posted previously. Have you ever collected this series?
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  20. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    I voted 66 CAC, but the grade doesn't surprise me.
  21. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    I guess in my quick glance on my phone, I mistook planchet roughness for contact marks. Looking again, I agree with your statement that this coin is cleaner than the 66+
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