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Franklin PCGS FBL or not? Look and decide



 
 
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Old November 14th 06, 03:27 AM posted to rec.collecting.coins
steve edwards
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Default Franklin PCGS FBL or not? Look and decide

Recently I bought two 1955 Franklins graded MS64 by PCGS.
One is designated FBL, the other is not. Even better, the serial
numbers
are sequential, which means (I guess) that they were graded one right
after the
other. I've posted pictures of the Bell Lines at
http://www2.SPSU.edu/math/edwards/fbl.jpg

Take a look, and tell us which is which. I'm curious whether people
think there is a large
or even discernable difference. Both coins are nicely toned.
And I will give them both as a prize to whoever figures out which is
which is which.......NOT!!!


Steve E.

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Old November 14th 06, 03:54 AM posted to rec.collecting.coins
Bill Krummel
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Default Franklin PCGS FBL or not? Look and decide


"steve edwards" wrote in message
...
Recently I bought two 1955 Franklins graded MS64 by PCGS.
One is designated FBL, the other is not. Even better, the serial
numbers
are sequential, which means (I guess) that they were graded one right
after the
other. I've posted pictures of the Bell Lines at
http://www2.SPSU.edu/math/edwards/fbl.jpg

Take a look, and tell us which is which. I'm curious whether people
think there is a large
or even discernable difference. Both coins are nicely toned.
And I will give them both as a prize to whoever figures out which is
which is which.......NOT!!!


Steve E.



I am guessing the top Franklin (A) loses the designation on both sides of
the bell crack. The bottom Franklin (B) is the FBL although I would say not
a strong one and not all FBLs are created equal.

Bill


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Old November 14th 06, 03:58 AM posted to rec.collecting.coins
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Default Franklin PCGS FBL or not? Look and decide

I would guess "A". The bell lines on the left side of the "B" coin
seem a little less distinct to me.

steve edwards wrote:
Recently I bought two 1955 Franklins graded MS64 by PCGS.
One is designated FBL, the other is not. Even better, the serial
numbers
are sequential, which means (I guess) that they were graded one right
after the
other. I've posted pictures of the Bell Lines at
http://www2.SPSU.edu/math/edwards/fbl.jpg

Take a look, and tell us which is which. I'm curious whether people
think there is a large
or even discernable difference. Both coins are nicely toned.
And I will give them both as a prize to whoever figures out which is
which is which.......NOT!!!


Steve E.


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Old November 14th 06, 04:02 AM posted to rec.collecting.coins
steve edwards
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Default Franklin PCGS FBL or not? Look and decide

And the answer is...........Nope, I'm not telling yet, exspecially since
so far the vote is 1 to 1.

Bill Krummel wrote:

"steve edwards" wrote in message
...
Recently I bought two 1955 Franklins graded MS64 by PCGS.
One is designated FBL, the other is not. Even better, the serial
numbers
are sequential, which means (I guess) that they were graded one right
after the
other. I've posted pictures of the Bell Lines at
http://www2.SPSU.edu/math/edwards/fbl.jpg

Take a look, and tell us which is which. I'm curious whether people
think there is a large
or even discernable difference. Both coins are nicely toned.
And I will give them both as a prize to whoever figures out which is
which is which.......NOT!!!


Steve E.


I am guessing the top Franklin (A) loses the designation on both sides of
the bell crack. The bottom Franklin (B) is the FBL although I would say not
a strong one and not all FBLs are created equal.

Bill


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Old November 14th 06, 04:03 AM posted to rec.collecting.coins
JLR
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Default Franklin PCGS FBL or not? Look and decide


"Bill Krummel" wrote in message
...

"steve edwards" wrote in message
...
Recently I bought two 1955 Franklins graded MS64 by PCGS.
One is designated FBL, the other is not. Even better, the serial
numbers
are sequential, which means (I guess) that they were graded one right
after the
other. I've posted pictures of the Bell Lines at
http://www2.SPSU.edu/math/edwards/fbl.jpg

Take a look, and tell us which is which. I'm curious whether people
think there is a large
or even discernable difference. Both coins are nicely toned.
And I will give them both as a prize to whoever figures out which is
which is which.......NOT!!!


Steve E.



I am guessing the top Franklin (A) loses the designation on both sides of
the bell crack. The bottom Franklin (B) is the FBL although I would say
not a strong one and not all FBLs are created equal.

Bill

Since i am trying to learn...i went and looked..and decided it was B....but
not for the
same reason....I thought the lower set of 'lines' on the left side of A did
not go all the way to the
edge of the bell...That said...'what do i know?"...

Jorge


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Old November 14th 06, 04:33 AM posted to rec.collecting.coins
John Ahnen
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Default Franklin PCGS FBL or not? Look and decide

I say 'A' is designated at FBL, while 'B' is not.

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evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." Albert
Einstein
"steve edwards" wrote in message
...
Recently I bought two 1955 Franklins graded MS64 by PCGS.
One is designated FBL, the other is not. Even better, the serial
numbers
are sequential, which means (I guess) that they were graded one right
after the
other. I've posted pictures of the Bell Lines at
http://www2.SPSU.edu/math/edwards/fbl.jpg

Take a look, and tell us which is which. I'm curious whether people
think there is a large
or even discernable difference. Both coins are nicely toned.
And I will give them both as a prize to whoever figures out which is
which is which.......NOT!!!


Steve E.



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Old November 14th 06, 05:17 AM posted to rec.collecting.coins
MK
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Default Franklin PCGS FBL or not? Look and decide

B
I always wonder about grading criteria, ever since I learned about the
"first strike" sham.
There's got to be a Standard dosen't there?
mk

"steve edwards" wrote in message
...
Recently I bought two 1955 Franklins graded MS64 by PCGS.
One is designated FBL, the other is not. Even better, the serial
numbers
are sequential, which means (I guess) that they were graded one right
after the
other. I've posted pictures of the Bell Lines at
http://www2.SPSU.edu/math/edwards/fbl.jpg

Take a look, and tell us which is which. I'm curious whether people
think there is a large
or even discernable difference. Both coins are nicely toned.
And I will give them both as a prize to whoever figures out which is
which is which.......NOT!!!


Steve E.



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Old November 14th 06, 05:17 AM posted to rec.collecting.coins
Michael Ng
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Default Franklin PCGS FBL or not? Look and decide

steve edwards wrote:
Recently I bought two 1955 Franklins graded MS64 by PCGS.
One is designated FBL, the other is not. Even better, the serial
numbers
are sequential, which means (I guess) that they were graded one right
after the
other. I've posted pictures of the Bell Lines at
http://www2.SPSU.edu/math/edwards/fbl.jpg

Take a look, and tell us which is which. I'm curious whether people
think there is a large
or even discernable difference. Both coins are nicely toned.
And I will give them both as a prize to whoever figures out which is
which is which.......NOT!!!


Steve E.



A, even though by my definition, neither would qualify.

Mike
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Old November 14th 06, 07:41 AM posted to rec.collecting.coins
Steve
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Default Franklin PCGS FBL or not? Look and decide


"steve edwards" wrote in message
...
Recently I bought two 1955 Franklins graded MS64 by PCGS.
One is designated FBL, the other is not. Even better, the serial
numbers
are sequential, which means (I guess) that they were graded one right
after the
other. I've posted pictures of the Bell Lines at
http://www2.SPSU.edu/math/edwards/fbl.jpg

Take a look, and tell us which is which. I'm curious whether people
think there is a large
or even discernable difference. Both coins are nicely toned.
And I will give them both as a prize to whoever figures out which is
which is which.......NOT!!!


Steve E.


A - PCGS is a litlle loose on FBL.

Steve


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Old November 14th 06, 07:50 AM posted to rec.collecting.coins
Bruce Farley
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Default Franklin PCGS FBL or not? Look and decide

I would go with B, but my second choice would be A!
Bruce

steve edwards wrote:

Recently I bought two 1955 Franklins graded MS64 by PCGS.
One is designated FBL, the other is not. Even better, the serial
numbers
are sequential, which means (I guess) that they were graded one right
after the
other. I've posted pictures of the Bell Lines at
http://www2.SPSU.edu/math/edwards/fbl.jpg

Take a look, and tell us which is which. I'm curious whether people
think there is a large
or even discernable difference. Both coins are nicely toned.
And I will give them both as a prize to whoever figures out which is
which is which.......NOT!!!


Steve E.


 




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