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    1949-D Franklin Half, MS66 Full Bell Lines
    Extraordinary Satiny Mint Luster

    1949-D 50C MS66 Full Bell Lines PCGS. In Rick Tomaska's new book on Franklin and Kennedy halves, he speaks highly of the 1949-D. Well, some of them. He makes it plain that the vast majority lack the luster required for a coin in this price range. This piece does. It is nearly brilliant, with just a bit of pale golden toning on each side. But most importantly, the mint luster is exceptional and bright, with a satiny mint glow that races around each side as the coin is tilted beneath a light. Population: 22 in 66 Full Bell Lines, 0 finer (2/11).(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24SU, PCGS# 86654)

    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
    March, 2011
    17th-20th Thursday-Sunday
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