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Franklin Half Dollars FBL Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1948-1963)

Number of Required Items

49
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

71.169

Mintages are irrelevant when gauging the rarity of a Franklin issue in MS-65 or MS-65 FBL (or higher grade). Original BU rolls of Franklin half dollars rarely contain even a single MS-65 coin. The Proof issues are a mixed bag of rarities and ultra-common coins, depending on the condition and amount of cameo contrast that you are seeking. Because this series is both challenging and affordable, it has become one of the most popular of all U. S. coins sets to assemble.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Sourdough Cache 2015 2016 100.00% 69.29 69.51 69.51
2 Northcoast Franklin Collection 2012 2013 2014 100.00% 68.86 68.90 68.90
3 Prezel Collection 100.00% 68.08 68.08 68.08
4 psc 100.00% 67.91 67.91 67.91
5 Golden Gate Collection 100.00% 67.87 67.87 67.87

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Sourdough Cache 2015 2016 100.00% 69.29 69.51 69.51
2 Northcoast Franklin Collection 2012 2013 2014 100.00% 68.86 68.90 68.90
3 Prezel Collection 100.00% 68.08 68.08 68.08
4 psc 100.00% 67.91 67.91 67.91
5 Golden Gate Collection 100.00% 67.87 67.87 67.87
6 Metroman114 100.00% 67.74 67.78 67.78
7 The Queen City Collection 100.00% 67.58 67.58 67.58
8 bgdurango 100.00% 67.03 67.03 67.03
9 FABG 100.00% 66.92 66.92 66.92
10 lostmountainman 100.00% 66.88 66.88 66.88
11 DRMs Franklin Half Dollar FBL Circulation and Proof Set 100.00% 66.83 66.83 66.83
12 John Salmon - Franklin FBL's and Proof Set 100.00% 66.67 66.67 66.67
13 Weatherman Franklin FBL Basic Set, Strikes&PFS 100.00% 66.64 66.64 66.64
14 FredsFrankies 100.00% 66.59 66.59 66.59
15 RFJ 100.00% 66.42 66.42 66.42
16 PMH 100.00% 66.12 66.12 66.12
17 Indiana27 100.00% 66.02 66.02 66.02
18 5thwhl 100.00% 65.71 65.71 65.71
19 yandell 100.00% 65.44 65.44 65.44
19 ja29379 100.00% 65.44 65.44 65.44

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