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Old 08-28-2011, 10:45 PM
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I bought eight Franklin halves for about $14.50 apiece today. Coinflation says $15 but I'm wondering if these are desirable halves to own... where would you rank them in popularity among the other silver halves?
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:50 PM
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I bought eight Franklin halves for about $14.50 apiece today. Coinflation says $15 but I'm wondering if these are desirable halves to own... where would you rank them in popularity among the other silver halves?
They all taste the same.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:52 PM
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Default Love the Franklin halves...

I'd still rather find a '64 Kennedy when half hunting, but finding Franklin halves is a close second.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:53 PM
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I bought eight Franklin halves for about $14.50 apiece today. Coinflation says $15 but I'm wondering if these are desirable halves to own... where would you rank them in popularity among the other silver halves?
Personally, I prefer to only buy silver that's 90 percent or up.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:55 PM
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I like em - and the libertys, no doubt, they are 90%, unlike the Kennedies - which is date dependant. Plus they were out of circulation when I was old enough to know - so they have historical appeal to me, as well.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:58 PM
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????? bens are 90% QUOTE=silverfire;1487605]Personally, I prefer to only buy silver that's 90 percent or up.[/quote]
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:00 PM
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I grew up with these so I guess I still like them because I used to carry them around in my pocket. funny how that works, they were big money then, for a kid, and they are big money again.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:01 PM
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I bought eight Franklin halves for about $14.50 apiece today. Coinflation says $15 but I'm wondering if these are desirable halves to own... where would you rank them in popularity among the other silver halves?
I really like the franklins. They are easy to recognize, unlike the washington quarters or roosevelt dimes. And I think they are a good size. Also like the walking liberty halfs. I think the half dollar is a perfect size coin.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:01 PM
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Personally, I prefer to only buy silver that's 90 percent or up.
I believe the Franklins are 90%. Personally, any coin that I grew up with (post 64 stuff) I just don't find as interesting to collect. I'm curious to know how the different halves rank in popularity... I'm not a big numis collector but if it's all costing the same, I might as well focus on the most liquid of the bunch.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:06 PM
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Haven't found any early 1960's silver in loose change in a while now. All I can find are a few pre-82 pennies.
Coinstar must have a method to pull all the real silver coins out and that leaves us with clad junk in circulation.
Or, maybe one of you guys here lives near me and is doing a good job of plucking them out...???
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