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    Gem FBL 1962 Half Dollar Rarity, MS66

    1962 50C MS66 FBL PCGS. This issue is among the rarest of all 1960s era Franklin half dollars in Gem FBL preservation. Nearly all examples of this issue, if not worn, are heavily bagmarked. Tomaska called this issue a "sleeper date in a sleeper series." His meaning was simply that, among serious collectors, Franklin half dollars have not been accorded the respect of other coinage series, and that this date is among the least recognized rarities in Gem condition. This example is fully brilliant with lovely silver surfaces. Heavy die polish in the obverse and reverse fields imparts a prooflike appearance. In every respect, this splendid and sharply struck Gem is highly desirable. Just two examples of this issue have been certified by PCGS, with the distinct possibility that both submissions represent this single coin. Population: 2 in 66, 0 finer (3/04).(#86682) (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24TR, PCGS# 86682)

    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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    July, 2004
    20th-21st Tuesday-Wednesday
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