The Franklin Half Dollar, designed by John R. Sinnock, was minted from 1948 to 1963. This specific example of the 1949 Franklin Half Dollar is graded Mint State 65 FBL by NGC. An FBL, or Full Bell Line designation, is indicative of a Franklin with a nearly flawless strike that exhibits the highest quality of design elements. With only 1,811 coins graded MS65 FBL, this coin has tremendous condition rarity. In addition to this coin`s great rarity is its beautiful toning. Both the obverse and reverse of this coin are interspersed with gorgeous patinas of gold and amber hues.