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Has anyone seen a nicely toned 1950 Franklin? Please post yours

U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,321 ✭✭✭✭✭

Some of the early Franklin dates don't come with the monster colors of the 1956 to 1958 dates or much color at all. Has anyone seen a relatively strong 1950 toned Franklin? This is my example:


  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,260 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's really strong color for the date.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,260 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hit "Post Comment" too early. :(

    I used to have a relatively large number of really nicely toned Franklins, but over the years they were sold off and now I only have a single piece, which is a proof. However, I never owned a 1950-P, D or S Franklin that had much color other than an array of blue and gold along the rim.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

  • kazkaz Posts: 9,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, beautiful coin. Skyman probably has something to add to this discussion.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,494 ✭✭✭✭✭



  • SkyManSkyMan Posts: 9,493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lovely 1950 Franklin @U1chicago ! IMO the major reason you don't find many nicely toned 1950 Franklins (or indeed other silver denominations) is that there were no Mint Sets made in that year.

    @TomB I'd like to hear more about this 1950 S Franklin that you were looking for. ;)

    @kaz Here's my 1950 (PCGS MS65FBL). It's got envelope toning. It was part of a deal where I was able to pick up 6 P mint Franklins with envelope toning; '50, '53, '59, '61, '62, '63.

    The 1950 D (PCGS MS65FBL) was a total wing and a prayer pickup on eBay 10 - 15 years ago on a crappy set of seller's pictures. It was probably my luckiest eBay Franklin pickup, as there are so few nicely toned 1950 D Franklins out there.

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,321 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston said:
    I think @ricko has a full set of toned Franklins :D
    No, now that I think about it.................it must have been someone else :#

    This whole time he was trying to trick us with blast white coins so that he could build up the toner set. :D

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @U1chicago ... Zounds!!! I have been exposed!! :D Cheers, RickO

  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,063 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A selection from TV's. Not my coins.

    Professional Numismatist. "It's like God, Family, Country, except Sticker, Plastic, Coin."

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I picked up this one for my half collection.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,494 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This one is pretty too:


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