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 Posted 03/02/2012  10:25 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jdavis18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Can someone help me with this Franklin. The luster looks much better in person. Also is this FBL, I can see the whole line in hand holding the coin at the right angle?

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 Posted 03/02/2012  11:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jayman931 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will guess AU50
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 Posted 03/02/2012  12:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SDcoinguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i can see this being MS63...i see a bag mark on his cheek and not much wear. nice toner! MS for sure
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 Posted 03/02/2012  12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-58
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 Posted 03/02/2012  12:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU58 is my estimate, also not FBL as I can see a smooth area on the top row of three lines above the F in HALF
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 Posted 03/02/2012  1:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jayman931 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not all to familiar with the tiny details of franklin. I went AU50 mosly due to the words on the bell being significantly worn. There is quite abit of mint luster left. There is also alot of wear on Bens Hair and contact marks by his ear.

I am very new to grading and am trying to learn all I can. This is a useful Section of the forum. I suppose after studying the coin more I would go AU55

How do finger prints affect coin grading?
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 Posted 03/02/2012  2:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add HONDO to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Im with SDcoinguy. I say 63... its a nice coin with interesting toning which I bet looks much better in hand.
The mark below the sideburn is the only significant problem for me, and I cannot tell FBL from this picture.

I like Franklins with this look. Its a good coin IMO.
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