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Proof Franklin with very interesting toning

I probably spent a months wages on many franklin halves this weekend at my first coin show since i was a kid (went to one probably 10 years ago when i was around 10 and obviously didnt have much money lol) and one of the coins I purchased was this toned franklin that i wanted to share with yall. The color looks pretty interesting and I have yet to see one like it in person before.

Enjoy. (Sorry if my pictures aren’t good.)


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  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,901 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 27, 2024 9:05PM

    This is a type of coin that I would say not many would be interested in, vs. people generally prefer their proofs of this era to be 100% brilliant -- but it is what it is, since it spoke to you, enjoy it. One thing to do, enjoy it as is; trying to dip or "improve" this coin to be brilliant basically won't work. It's a common enough date, you can always also get a fully brilliant version down the road if you want. :smile:

  • Married2CoinsMarried2Coins Posts: 136 ✭✭✭

    I've seen this toning before. I think it is natural but I don't like it.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting for sure but not for everyone (I like it myself, jmo)

  • ajyasajyas Posts: 38 ✭✭✭

    @robec said:
    Those are more common than you think. I found this one in a cello pack about 10 years ago. I’ve seen a few more with very similar toning.

    That ones very pretty, I don't know why but I really like the orange color on coins.

    </> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

  • Eighteen63Eighteen63 Posts: 123 ✭✭✭✭

    I like ‘em and have a dozen or two (slabbed and raw) throughout my collection. ‘61 and ‘62 OGP sets are most “common” although I’ve seen this toning on the occasional ‘60 and ‘63 sets. This color seldom settles on the Roosevelts in these sets.
    Below are crappy photos of a red set I assembled from proof set clippings throughout the years.



    On the contrary, Google is not your friend.

  • ajyasajyas Posts: 38 ✭✭✭

    president roosevelt looks very ominous in that color. very nice

    </> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

  • MartinMartin Posts: 805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have quite a few sets that have orange toning. like @Eighteen63 says
    Most of them that are orang are the halves and quarters. I haven’t looked at them in probably 15 years. Not sure what they look Ike now. But most of them did not look attractive then. Some were ok if that’s what you like

    Martin

  • erscoloerscolo Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 8:03PM

    That would not be attractive, at least to me. I have not seen one before but given the comments here they do appear now and then. I am building a set of proof Franklin Half Dollars, graded, with 1953 and 1954 in PF66+ and 1955-1956, 1958 and 1960 -1963 in PF68, with the 1962 being a cameo. A few gaps to go, 1957 and 1959, for now. The newest is below:

  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have some orange toned Franklins (both MS and Proof).

  • Eighteen63Eighteen63 Posts: 123 ✭✭✭✭

    On the contrary, Google is not your friend.

  • ajyasajyas Posts: 38 ✭✭✭

    @erscolo said:
    That would not be attractive, at least to me. I have not seen one before but given the comments here they do appear now and then. I am building a set of proof Franklin Half Dollars, graded, with 1953 and 1954 in PF66+ and 1955-1956, 1958 and 1960 -1963 in PF68, with the 1962 being a cameo. A few gaps to go, 1957 and 1959, for now. The newest is below:

    That's a pretty '58. Maybe I'm weird because I like the orange toning on the one I posted, but I also haven't had many toned coins so it's a little interesting to me.

    </> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

  • ajyasajyas Posts: 38 ✭✭✭

    @SanctionII said:
    I have some orange toned Franklins (both MS and Proof).

    I think that second one is really pretty. They all are ofc but that one specifically

    </> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

  • I like it! Here is a toned proof I have.

  • ajyasajyas Posts: 38 ✭✭✭

    @Ripnrun said:
    I like it! Here is a toned proof I have.

    that one looks sick, never seen one like that, very cool.

    </> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

  • GaCoinGuyGaCoinGuy Posts: 2,683 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice!

    I had matching Frankie and Roosie proofs...forget the year...(maybe 60's?) that were a bright pink in the original cello. They were eventually sent to PCGS. Sold them and have often wondered where they went...

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  • ajyasajyas Posts: 38 ✭✭✭
    edited January 31, 2024 7:03PM

    hopefully they went to a good home.

    heres a couple more of the coins I got from show. My franklin date and mintmark set is almost complete, these are the ones that stand out to me

    Any advice on taking better
    pictures with an iphone is appreciated, I hope these are alright photos.

    </> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,608 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've never shot coins with an iPhone so I can't really help you out with that. However, I like the shots and think the 1951-S is really a nice coin.

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  • cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,890 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It likely got that color via a leak in the mint packaging. I've found a LOT of 1960-1964 proof sets with this exact color (which I'm not a fan of) on the silver coins and pastel pink and blue on the nickel (which I am a fan of), and every one of them had a hole in the packaging film where air (containing chemicals from the 2 cards, the mint note, and the envelope) could get in.

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  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've seen my share of that "fire roasted" red coloring. I wish it wasn't so common.

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