1952-P FRANKLIN NGC MS66+FBL CAC
1952-P mint state Franklin half dollars are tough to find with attractive color and this example right here not only offers attractive color but features color that is just hands down really unique! The obverse offers an absolutely gorgeous antique golden hue with hints of hot-pink framed with magenta and teal tones. The luster is unbelievable making the color sparkle and shine in your hand. The reverse takes center stage with the central portion bathed in a lovely baby blue with hints of gold swirling into electric bright shades of hot-pink, forest green, tangerine, ocean blue and purple.
Finding a 1952-P mint state Franklin half dollar with surfaces THIS clean is extremely rare. NGC has only certified 28 examples to date in MS66+FBL and there are 18 certified in MS67FBL and only 3 higher in MS67+FBL. The surfaces on both obverse and reverse are incredibly clean bordering on MS67 territory. Franklin's cheek and the Liberty bell are smooth as silk. The strike is exceptional and the bell lines are bold and undisturbed. This beauty also is certified by CAC as an added bonus!
It is actually tougher than you think to locate a 1952-P mint state Franklin that offers exceptional eye-appeal. For NGC to certify a STAR or PLUS designation the coin has to offer exceptional eye-appeal. One of the reasons I absolutely love PLUS and STAR designated Franklin half dollars is because I know NGC saw something spectacular when they took their first glance at the coin. NGC saw EYE-APPEAL! Eye-appeal is a huge factor when it comes to encountering a rare Franklin half dollar. HUGE!