GTG: 1957 Franklin

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Beefer518, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    I bought this a while ago, more out of curiosity about the in-hand look then anything else. It was so ugly I just had to have it.

    What do you think it grades at?

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    (Oh, and I may have posted this before)
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  3. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    MS 64 FBL guess on the fbl since I can't tell :p
    ...and this one might "pop" at the right angle or be just as ugly as you say...if that photo was used, this is a coin that may start an ebay bidding war based on how the coin can potentially look :D
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  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    65 FBL. I see a lustrous dark coin.
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  5. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I'll bite. I'm guessing that is remarkably clean and would have graded a 67 had it not been for the really bad eye appeal. So I am guessing MS-66.
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  6. coincollector197

    coincollector197 ANA Platinum member since 12/9/15

    MS 66 not FBL. I believe that must have been from a double mint set.

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  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    65 fbl sat in an album for a long time!
  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean

  10. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    I actually kind of like the look. MS65 based on a dart...
  11. CircCam

    CircCam Douglas Fir...

    Me too. Darth Franklin would be most welcome here. :greyalien:
  12. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Ok, kids...

    The pictures I posted were very similar to the pics in the auction when I bought it. The coin is banging with luster in hand, and the toning isn't a full-on brown in hand, as there is some color peeking through.

    Anyway, the reveal, along with additional photos using different lighting methods to give you an idea of the range of the coin.

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  13. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    The coin is from a Mint Set. The toning is a dead giveaway.

    I won’t Ed Wood guess, but I was thinking 66.
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  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

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