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NGC Attributes Tomaska Die Varieties for Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is now attributing proof Franklin half dollars and proof Kennedy half dollars according to the die varieties cataloged by Rick Tomaska in Cameo and Brilliant Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 Era, the firm announced … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Collector Market Stable

By Richard Giedroyc There were six U.S. coins that sold for in excess of $1 million each during 2019. Five of them were sold by auction. The other was through a verifiable direct sale. The truly scarce to rare segment … Continue reading

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1944 Jefferson nickel without mintmark

I have a 1944 Jefferson nickel without a mintmark. The Red Book states, “1944 nickels without mintmarks are counterfeits.” Why would someone go through the trouble of counterfeiting a nickel that otherwise lacks numismatic value? Is it possible this could … Continue reading

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22 Franklin Half Dollars Offered in Dallas

Franklin half dollars, which have been unusually absent from recent auctions, will be featured at Heritage Auctions upcoming U.S. Coin Auction at their world headquarters in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, Oct. 17. Among the 22 Franklin halves being offered, two … Continue reading

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1958 Franklin realizes $129,500

Half dollars brought big dollars at the Legend Rare Coins Auction held at the PCGS Members Only Show Sept. 26-27 in Las Vegas, according to Laura Sperber. She said the surprise of the session was when Lot 172, a monster … Continue reading

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Full-Bell-Line 1952-S avoids dud -65 price

Slowly but surely, Franklin half dollars are gaining respect. It certainly helps when a date like the 1952-S in MS66 condition with full bell lines sets auction records, but the truth is that Franklin halves are much better as a … Continue reading

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