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After a 6 month dry spell....

WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

I decided to pick this up. It spoke to me and it can help me to move forward with my Franklin set. It’s only my second Franklin, so I still have a long way to go. : :smile: Thoughts please.

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  • Panda4456Panda4456 Posts: 362 ✭✭✭

    What a handsome man!

  • ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,551 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s a fairly common look (overall, not talking grade) for Franklins and I used to stay away from them, but I’ve come to enjoy and appreciate it.
    Based on what I can tell on my phone it looks like a really nice example of an early Frank.
    A great way to end a drought.

  • keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think MS65FBL from a Mint Set and looking like what everyone would call original. I like it, though I'm a bit disappointed, I though you hadn't bought any Walkers in six months and I thought you were showing some eye candy. :p

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I will say that this speckled toning look is not one I like even though I also have one that is similar. What would concern me is what appears to be a rather large spot just right of the bell crack. But if it meets with your approval then I am happy for you.

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  • OldEastsideOldEastside Posts: 4,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup, it does have that mint set look to it, Very Nice, I Like It


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  • CoinJunkieCoinJunkie Posts: 8,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The toning (particularly on the reverse) appears to be a bit corrosive (based on my reading of the photos). Between that and the overall aesthetic, it's not a coin I would buy, but since it appeals to you, congrats on adding it to your collection.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do like Franklin halves - I have a set. However, that would not be one I would select. That being said, all coins need a home and some love..... ;) Cheers, RickO

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,381 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it's one of those coins you either love or hate.

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 26, 2020 7:39AM

    I like it! Do I detect a "tooth" protruding out from that upper lip? Lol ;)

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,728 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A high grade FBL Franklin with toning that some will love but many will hate. It is very original in appearance which is a positive.

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  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,671 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 26, 2020 9:12AM

    It’s a PCGS MS 66 without the full bell lines designation, however, I think that it deserves to be FBL. It also has a CAC sticker. It has very original mint set toning, though not spectacular, a testament to its originality. Better than a plain, dipped, white coin, in my opinion. I do not find the light toning to be distracting and I like the originality. It is a key date and was fresh to the market and the price was right, so I jumped on it. There was a very similar looking 1949 P PCGS MS 66 FBL CAC, that was offered along with it, that I probably should’ve bought, too, and it also sold immediately. Hindsight is always 20/20. Just glad with what I got. I have wanted a 1949-S for a long time. Ever since selling my PCGS MS 65. I really like Franklins and they don't get the credit that they deserve. They are undervalued, IMHO, unless they have rainbow color or are FBL strike rarities, such as the 1953-S.

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  • ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it has a nice original mint set look to it. Are you planning on a full date/mm business strike set? Happy thanksgiving

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool mint set toning. Put together a nicely matched set!


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  • baseballjeffbaseballjeff Posts: 1,067 ✭✭✭

    I like that you said the coin spoke to you. I too follow that voice, and it makes collecting fun, and when you look at your coins, all the more enjoyable! If you like it, that's all that matters. It's a great coin for your 2nd one towards the set. Keep up the great work! Looking forward to seeing you fill more holes in your set.

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