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1954 Benjamin Franklin half dollar

Here's number 2 of 5. Reverse, grease filled on eagles left wing? Don't see nothing else except a lot of scrapes and bangs. I don't think a VF maybe fine

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't understand.

    You are going to post five separate threads on half dollars you don't see anything special about?

    How many coins do you have? :#

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is the comment I posted in your other thread-

    You should post them all in one thread instead of making thread after thread after thread. Also, the two I have seen appear at least AU, but you think they are F or VF. Might I suggest strongly that you learn much more about coins, especially grading. Buy a Redbook and read it and then study grading standards such as the PCGS online grading pages.

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  • calgolddivercalgolddiver Posts: 1,393 ✭✭✭✭✭

    buy a Redbook ... look at PCGS content ... combine your threads !!!

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,012 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    This is the comment I posted in your other thread-

    You should post them all in one thread instead of making thread after thread after thread. Also, the two I have seen appear at least AU, but you think they are F or VF. Might I suggest strongly that you learn much more about coins, especially grading. Buy a Redbook and read it and then study grading standards such as the PCGS online grading pages.

    I think the above was worth repeating.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Menza ... Excellent advice given above. Please get a Redbook, do some studying. In the long run, you will see the value and be thankful for such advice. Cheers, RickO

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The coin you show appears to be MS60, not F or VF. I don't see any wear but I do see a lot of rough handling that makes it a very undesirable piece. I would not buy it if offered for anything more than silver value.

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  • MenzaMenza Posts: 84

    So it's okay to post more than one coin on the thread. I always see people who post more than one coin are told to start a new thread. If I would have known that I would have put all five on there. I heard about the red book isn't there also another book cherry pickers is that what it's called which one is better or do you get both? I came up with the grade by looking online at the different grades and trying to match to my coin. I know a lot got to do with the hair behind the ear how sharp it is if you can still see the lines and on the reverse the full line on the Bell my memory serves me correct the bottom lines there's three of them if they're all running and to end with no interruptions in the line then that's a better grade of course you people know this so I'm not completely dumb I do some research so I'll get those books and give it a try. I don't understand how something could be Ms 60 and be undesirable I understand about the Knicks and the bangs how could it be Ms 60 if it's in that condition. I've seen on eBay the half dollars being sold and I try to match mine with the ones posted on there and it's more than silver melt granted I know that's no way to grade a coin I just wanted to get a ballpark. I'm going to take your advice everybody and put all five half dollars on one thread I'm not even going to put an explanation or anything on there LOL matter of fact I wanted to show them off. A friend gave them to me I paid nothing so I win all the way thank you very much

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How about some paragraphs. :*:D

    In any case, they seem to be banged up uncirculated coins. Low end MS.

    They appear to me to be sort of soft strikes or struck from well-used dies. But this is not my series so who knows.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Menza said:
    So it's okay to post more than one coin on the thread. I always see people who post more than one coin are told to start a new thread. If I would have known that I would have put all five on there. I heard about the red book isn't there also another book cherry pickers is that what it's called which one is better or do you get both? I came up with the grade by looking online at the different grades and trying to match to my coin. I know a lot got to do with the hair behind the ear how sharp it is if you can still see the lines and on the reverse the full line on the Bell my memory serves me correct the bottom lines there's three of them if they're all running and to end with no interruptions in the line then that's a better grade of course you people know this so I'm not completely dumb I do some research so I'll get those books and give it a try. I don't understand how something could be Ms 60 and be undesirable I understand about the Knicks and the bangs how could it be Ms 60 if it's in that condition. I've seen on eBay the half dollars being sold and I try to match mine with the ones posted on there and it's more than silver melt granted I know that's no way to grade a coin I just wanted to get a ballpark. I'm going to take your advice everybody and put all five half dollars on one thread I'm not even going to put an explanation or anything on there LOL matter of fact I wanted to show them off. A friend gave them to me I paid nothing so I win all the way thank you very much

    We suggest posting coins in separate threads if they aren't related. Sometimes someone inserts their coin into another discussion and it then gets lost. If you are just posting a bunch of common Franklin halves that all come from your collection, it is POLITE to put them in one thread so you aren't pushing down other threads.

  • lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,453 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Menza said:
    I heard about the red book isn't there also another book cherry pickers is that what it's called which one is better or do you get both?

    I came up with the grade by looking online at the different grades and trying to match to my coin. I know a lot got to do with the hair behind the ear how sharp it is if you can still see the lines and on the reverse the full line on the Bell

    I've seen on eBay the half dollars being sold and I try to match mine with the ones posted on there
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    On the Redbook and Cherry pickers - two different types of books. Get red book first.

    Here is a pcgs video link for grading and strike (click the video for Strike). At just after the 4 minute mark it explains an uncirculated weak strike versus circulated wear.

    https://www.pcgs.com/education?utm_source=pcgs&utm_medium=spotlight&utm_campaign=education

    Instead of trying to match to those on eBay, try matching to pcgs photo grade. For the franklins click the half dollars even though it shows a walker. The franklins are in there.

    https://www.pcgs.com/photograde

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  • MenzaMenza Posts: 84

    Excellent thank you so much

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