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privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,178 ✭✭✭✭✭

Is it me, or does this look like a proof and not a MS?

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, it does.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    POP one!
    No price listed with PCGS!

    Yeah, it is mislabeled proof.

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  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,178 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thats how I felt. I couldn't bring myself to bid on it.

    https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1268413/1961-Franklin-Half-Dollar-PCGS-MS-67

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, it does.> @privatecoin said:

    Thats how I felt. I couldn't bring myself to bid on it.

    https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1268413/1961-Franklin-Half-Dollar-PCGS-MS-67

    Email sent to GreatCollections to make them aware of it.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No disrespect to GreatCollections, yet this is such an obvious mistake on PCGS's part; why would they even photograph and list it?

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:
    No disrespect to GreatCollections, yet this is such an obvious mistake on PCGS's part; why would they even photograph and list it?

    Maybe the photographer isn’t a numismatist?

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @braddick said:
    No disrespect to GreatCollections, yet this is such an obvious mistake on PCGS's part; why would they even photograph and list it?

    Maybe the photographer isn’t a numismatist?

    How about the guy who described/listed the coin?
    I don't know the backroom goings-on, so perhaps I am out of line as no one is a numismatist working the front lines outside of the principles.

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    @MFeld said:

    @braddick said:
    No disrespect to GreatCollections, yet this is such an obvious mistake on PCGS's part; why would they even photograph and list it?

    Maybe the photographer isn’t a numismatist?

    How about the guy who described/listed the coin?
    I don't know the backroom goings-on, so perhaps I am out of line as no one is a numismatist working the front lines outside of the principles.

    If I knew the answer I’d be happy to provide it.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd bet you dollar to donuts if that Franklin had passed through Heritage, it would have never been listed. . .

    :neutral:

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 4, 2022 6:02AM

    @braddick said:
    I'd bet you dollar to donuts if that Franklin had passed through Heritage, it would have never been listed. . .

    :neutral:

    I appreciate the nice thought. I can’t say for certain, whether it would have been listed, but we do occasionally miss labeling errors, such as incorrect date/mintmark, variety, denomination, etc.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like it is still an active listing.... I wonder if the winner will have it corrected. Cheers, RickO

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Looks like it is still an active listing.... I wonder if the winner will have it corrected. Cheers, RickO

    It’s highly unlikely that the winning bidder would want it. The PCGS price guide lists a PR67 Proof at $52 and the lot is currently over $500 - though still very low for a business strike.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld... Good point, had not thought about that. Cheers, RickO

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Perhaps a Registry Chaser will want to use it, though, as the points awarded to the insert are pretty high.

    peacockcoins

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,521 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 4, 2022 12:03PM

    Oops Deleted, posted in wrong thread

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 4, 2022 2:16PM

    Somewhat recently there was a run of PR68 Franklins that were mislabeled and listed on ebay as MS68, perhaps this coin was part of that run.

    Collector, occasional seller

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