35-Coin Complete MS Franklin Set: 1948-P to 1963-D Franklins NGC MS65 FBL WTP Signature: 1952-S in MS66 FBL and 1953-S in MS67
35-Coin Complete Mint State Franklin Set: 1948-P to 1963-D Franklins NGC MS65 FBL
Tomaska Signature Series We The People
1952-S in Mint State 66 FBL and 1953-S in Mint State 67
“This is the finest set I have ever assembled in fully brilliant uncirculated condition. It is superior in quality and eye-appeal to any mint state Franklin set you will see.” – Rick Tomaska
NGC PRICE GUIDE FOR SET: $53,700
OPENING BID: $44,000
*As a reminder, NGC provides independent PRICE GUIDE values for these Franklin Signature Series coins. In addition, NGC provides independent CENSUS numbers for these Franklin Signature Series coins.
Each of the coins in this set is certified by NGC and placed in the exclusive Tomaska Signature Series label and holder. Rick Tomaska’s requirements for the Tomaska Signature Series coins are rigorous.
When it comes to Franklins, their major flaw is that many experience unattractive toning. The ONLY mint state Franklin half dollars that go into NGC Pedigree Tomaska Signature Series holders must be conservatively graded and have excellent eye-appeal for the date and grade. These coins always feature either brilliant original surfaces or very ATTRACTIVE color toning. These standards ensure collectors receive the absolute best in the Franklin series.
Acquiring Full Bell Line Franklins from NGC offers a particular benefit due to their incredibly strict FBL standard. This is illustrated in the following comparison of the the 1954-S Franklins graded by both grading services:
Total Total Total Total
MS 65 MS 65FBL MS 66 MS 66FBL
1954-S, PCGS 6690 1253 565 213
1954-S, NGC 6017 120 604 25
1954-S, NGC 0 10 1 2
While non-FBL totals of PCGS and NGC are nearly identical, the great discrepancy lies in the FBL populations, which are about 10 times lower! This is due to a stricter “FBL” standard applied at NGC.
Assembling a set of superb MS 65 FBL Franklins in fully brilliant condition is the finest that most collectors can hope to achieve. This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire one today.