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Based on those pics - MS-64 and not FBL.
But that doesn't seem like the sort of thing you'd buy....
Definitely no FBL, a few hits that could keep it from gem, and a certainly imaginary heart scratched into the obverse behind Franklin's head that would make it a graffiti coin, which odds are it isn't... so MS 64+.
MS-64 not FBL
It isn't my coin, it is my brother's, @Springford CC. He pulled it from a mint set and submitted it because he liked the toning and 1962 FHD's are rare to find with any appreciable toning.
Must have been an aftermarket put together set, because the mint started shipping the sets in inert plastic after 1959. You are correct that 60's Franklins are hard to find with toning, because of this fact.
And, I don't want to revisit the toning thread.... but I find that toning quite unattractive personally.
Good to know about 60;s and toning on Franklins TBH. I have rolls of them from the early 60's toned. Maybe someday I will dig them out. Seems like most BU rolls of quarters and halves I bought from maybe 1961 on had brightly toned coins in them. I think it was because the silver was fresh when the rolls were put aside. Same thing with BU coins from folders, most 60's silver coins were toned. I just popped them out and put into tubes.
I would have guessed that early 60's were the most common of all toned coins if I had to guess based upon my experience.
Close - the late 50's are the most common toned coins. This is because the mint sets of the time were made of cardboard, which created the toning. After the mint switched to plastic, most of the toned coins came from paper rolls or after-market sets (such as cardboard albums, or those cutout holders you see with a date set of coins, for example).
I will believe you on the market as I have no idea, I just know from personal experience a LOT fo collections were started in the mid 60's it seems, and all 1960-61 coins to 64 were BU and pretty toned in the folders. Most of the 50's I own from these folders were AU, so not as toned.
Just my point of view not dealing with mint sets, just folders. I own 50 times as many toned 60's coins than 50's personally, (all in junk silver rolls, but still).
Nope, I saw it in the plastic govt issued set. Maybe @Springford CC will post his photo of it in the plastic. Regarding the toning, he liked it much more than I did, but I will say the toning looks better in hand than it does in the photos.
65 NoFBL from me.
....outside possibility of UNC Details Environmental Damage
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