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

Number of
Required Items
35
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
70.580

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. Because this series is both challenging and affordable, it has become one of the most popular of all U. S. coins sets to assemble. As this is being written only twenty sets can be put together in MS65FBL, and one set is possible in MS66FBL! Most collectors assemble this set with as many FBL pieces as possible, then fill in the holes with non-FBL specimens until the right coins come along.

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

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete % FBL GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 LOR 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 100.00% 69.18 69.93 69.93
2 D. L. Hansen Franklin Half Dollar FBL 100.00% 100.00% 69.13 69.91 69.91
DLH
3 bts409 Franklins 100.00% 97.14% 68.86 69.19 69.19
4 EWP 2014 100.00% 100.00% 68.86 R 69.12 69.12
EWP
5 jstoebner 100.00% 100.00% 68.83 R 68.98 68.98

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete % FBL GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 LOR 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 100.00% 69.18 69.93 69.93
2 D. L. Hansen Franklin Half Dollar FBL 100.00% 100.00% 69.13 69.91 69.91
DLH
3 bts409 Franklins 100.00% 97.14% 68.86 69.19 69.19
4 BL Franklin Half FBL Basic Set 100.00% 100.00% 68.69 68.78 68.78
BL
5 Wondercoin's Fun MS Franklin Half Collection 100.00% 100.00% 68.57 68.61 68.61
6 JFS - Set 1 HOF 2002 2003 2005 2006 100.00% 100.00% 68.45 68.50 68.50
7 Sourdough's Cache 100.00% 100.00% 68.36 68.40 68.40
8 Otsquago FBL Franklins 100.00% 97.14% 68.39 68.39 68.39
9 JD's Franklin Full Bell Line Set 100.00% 100.00% 68.32 68.32 68.32
10 bucks county bells 100.00% 97.14% 68.24 68.24 68.24
11 JFS - Set 2 100.00% 100.00% 68.20 68.24 68.24
12 The Rambert Registry 100.00% 97.14% 68.12 68.12 68.12
13 dkitter 100.00% 97.14% 68.09 68.09 68.09
14 Morina Franklins 100.00% 100.00% 68.06 68.06 68.06
15 rileytai 100.00% 97.14% 67.98 67.98 67.98
16 Terry's Coins of Color 100.00% 68.57% 67.67 67.76 67.76
17 DSS Franklins Business FBL 100.00% 97.14% 67.75 67.75 67.75
17 KingOldie's Franklin FBL 100.00% 82.86% 67.75 67.75 67.75
19 Flieger 83's Franklin Halves 100.00% 97.14% 67.71 67.71 67.71
20 lostmountainman 100.00% 97.14% 67.62 67.62 67.62

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