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Half Dollar "Franklin Half Dollar" 1961 Proof

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 Posted 12/09/2011  11:37 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mysterimen to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

hello I have Half Dollar " Franklin half dollar" 1961 Proof but I dont know the type of the coin grade and value anyone can help?





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12/09/2011 11:38 am
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 Posted 12/09/2011  12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add D0ubl3Eagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Generally these do not have a large premium above melt value. Your coin can be had for around $17-20 unless it has a double die reverse which is very valuable. I don't think the coin you have has a double die reverse as it very prominent. As for grade, my guess would be around PR-64 give or take depending on the amount of hairlines.

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 Posted 12/09/2011  2:04 pm  Show Profile Check muddler's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You have a nice proof Franklin half that is pretty common and as mentioned would grade at around PF 64. It would not be a good candidate send to a grading company but is nice to look at. Protect it from other coins as the surface can become scuffed or spotted easily. Grades will range for these coins from PF 60 to PF 69 with other designations such as "cameo" or "deep Cameo" Here is one to compare that is graded as PF 67 Cameo, it is one of my favorite examples.



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 Posted 12/10/2011  06:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mysterimen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So how do I know if it is a double die reversse?
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 Posted 12/10/2011  10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dsmith23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 12/11/2011  12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mysterimen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin cost me 12.70$ do you think it was a good deal?
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 Posted 12/11/2011  12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cc99999 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
you didn't get ripped off, if that's what you are afraid of. Is the coin worth $13? It's hard to say. The melted value of the silver is about $11.60 at the moment- expect to get a little less than that if you go to an outfit that buys gold and silver. The numismatic value of the coin is about what you paid for it. But what is the value of learning something new and having a piece of history? You've expanded your horizons and you have a piece of every day life from back in 1961. You have one of the last silver half dollars....

Whether it was a good deal- really depends on you.
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 Posted 12/11/2011  1:23 pm  Show Profile Check smokeriderdon's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add smokeriderdon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PF64 prices out at 18. So yes, you got a decent deal. I would snag that coin at 13 bucks all day long. It is a beautiful coin and is much better than a "melt coin". I suggest get some air tites (I like the type with the ring not the direct fit) and put this coin in one. That way it will be protected. Here is a link to a site that sells supplies... http://www.jpscorner.com/AirTite_Products.htm
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 Posted 12/11/2011  2:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mysterimen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Allready done my friends the coin frosted in eternety! Well the reason im buying so much silver these days is because of the world economy, I beleave gold and silver are the safe haven for the next decade I believe, and when the silver pri├že goes high enough, I hope ill sell it, what do you think?
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i think gold and silver prices are pretty steep, to be honest. but best of luck to you.
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 Posted 12/11/2011  7:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mysterimen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Then you have to listen to Max Keiser, Peter Shiff, Gerald Celente, Mike Malloney,David Morgan and many others!
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 Posted 12/11/2011  8:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add n9jig to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a damaged coin, there is a crack in the bell on the reverse...


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 Posted 12/12/2011  05:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mysterimen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well then all the coins are cracked!
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 Posted 12/13/2011  2:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuffMUp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a nice coin for not having any cameo contrast. It has relatively few milk spots that are common to Franklins.

This is my 1961 Proof 67 Ultra CAM



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 Posted 12/14/2011  2:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mysterimen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice coin too! How much did you paid for it?
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