Is this 57D Franklin FBL?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by TylerH, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. TylerH

    TylerH Well-Known Member

    Hi All

    I have a hard time with the FBL designation - I THINK this would qualify, and its VERY hard to get a photo, but what do you all think?

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  3. dwhiz

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  4. alurid

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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    To much circulation wear on the Bell Lines. There can't be any interruption at all. That's why it is called Full Bell Line.. No nicks, dents, scratches or hits!
  6. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    The scratches across the bell lines at the left say "no way".
  7. It appears that when this coin was minted, it was an FBL. However, the two parallel circulation marks or bag marks that run NW/SE (diagonally) through the bell lines would prevent a major grading company from assigning the Full Bell Lines designation.
    In addition, the coin appears to be AU, which by itself would preclude the FBL designation.
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  8. physics-fan3.14

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

    The contact marks should not interrupt the lines to get FBL.

    There are several fairly large marks which interrupt the lines, so no.
  9. TylerH

    TylerH Well-Known Member

    Thank you everyone! This variation is a tough one for me to visually identify for sure.
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No there are too many dings and scratches running through the lines.
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