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    1955 Franklin Half, MS67 Full Bell Lines
    Rare, Tied for Finest Certified

    1955 50C MS67 Full Bell Lines PCGS. Only the Philadelphia Mint produced half dollars in 1955, making this issue highly sought-after in high grade by both Registry enthusiasts and traditional date collectors. Examples with Full Bell Lines are available in the absolute sense, but Superb Gems are inherently rare. PCGS and NGC combined list just six pieces in MS67 Full Bell Lines (four and two coins, respectively) and none finer (11/15). This remarkable piece is tied with the coin in the current highest-rated Registry Set and would be an outstanding acquisition for a rival collection. Vibrant, frosty luster illuminates each side with blended sun-gold, lavender, and sky-blue hues. The strike is bold, and the eye appeal is exceptional.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 6L32, PCGS# 86670)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2016
    6th-11th Wednesday-Monday
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