GTG : 1955 Franklin Half

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  1. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Can you the Guess the Grade and anything else about this coin ? Thanks, Hope pics are good enough .
    IMG_20201030_014111930_MP-horz.jpg 1955FHDBELL.jpg
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  3. ldhair

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  4. longshot

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  5. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I'm tempted to say 64 but will stick with the others, 63. Nice coin, BTW.
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  6. Kelly-Bob

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  7. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    64, no FBL.

    FBL is really hard to get on 1955 Bugs Bunny
  8. Scuba4fun777

    Scuba4fun777 Come on, man!

    62. Not FBL. FS-401 Bugs Bunny variety
  9. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    63 Bugs Bunny
  10. Bob Evancho

    Bob Evancho Well-Known Member

    64? Depends on Grading Company. Bugs Bunny.
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    MS-63, no FBL and Bugs Bunny variety.
  12. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Graded by PCGS
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  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    AU level in my opinion. Looks circulated with lots of scratches on devices. If they are "slide" scratches, they are enough that I would think they lower the grade. JMHO
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    brokrken Active Member

  15. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for playing all .
    1955 FHD-LABEL.jpg
  16. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Comments welcome
  17. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    My God...that makes my MS65+ FBL look like a 67!
  18. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

  19. Scuba4fun777

    Scuba4fun777 Come on, man!

    That coin must have been submitted by Heritage or another 'preferred' auction house to get a 64FBL from PCGS. If I had sent it to PCGS it would have come back as 62, maybe 63 at best - with no FBL. Especially if I had paid the extra designation fee. And that's why I no longer directly submit coins to PCGS.
  20. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Well, I nailed the 64.

    I will say, taking pictures of bell lines that accurately portray their strength is quite difficult. Maybe a different set of pictures would have led to different guesses.

    Here is an NGC MS-64FBL that I used to own:

    JPA756 obverse (2).jpg JPA756 reverse (2).jpg JPA756 detail.JPG
  21. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I think that MS-64 is too generous for this coin. My grade would be MS-63.

    When I was dealer, the grading from Franklin Half Dollars was all over the place. I used to go though and buy the best pieces regardless of what the slab label said. Most of the coins really weren't worth enough to cover the slabbing fee. It seems as if coins that fall below the MS-65 level get some sloppy grading.
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