Franklin Half Dollars Gain Enthusiasm
Franklin half dollars continue to generate enthusiasm and big prices from collectors who are willing to pay to get the best.
The series has no key dates, but in grades of Mint State 65 and finer, especially with full bell lines on the Liberty Bell on the reverse, some rarities emerge.
At Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles’ Sept. 22 to 25 Pre-Long Beach auction, several superlative Franklin half dollars from the former top-ranked Professional Coin Grading Service Registry Franklin half dollar set brought big prices.
What was quite possibly the finest known 1951-S Franklin half dollar graded PCGS MS-67 full bell lines, with magnificent rainbow toning on both sides, sold for $20,700. PCGS has graded just one other in this grade, which has less toning and sold for $30,550 at an April 25 Heritage auction. Read More here.