1962D Franklin. Worth getting regraded?
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Just looking for opinions on this coin. As far as the grading company, I can't find anything on them. The coin itself looks great. I paid $11.40 for it. Whats your thoughts. 20200914_144912.thumb.jpg.2abf9573e69b4d5c9b29fc5f6126fbc9.jpg

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That is a very baggy obverse. In fact, it might be one of the worst cheeks I've seen. It should be an MS62 in my opinion, maybe a 61.

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This is PCGS photo of a certified MS66. Can you explain to me the differences that I'm not seeing. Also there's a better picture of mine. 

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Take a look at all the impact marks on yours, and compare it to the PCGS example. Night and day. Plus, even though I am personally not a fan of it, the toning on the PCGS piece matters a whole lot. Both the Franklin cheek and the bell above the clapper are pretty bad.

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[All fixed now.]

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The OP paid melt, which is just about what the coin is worth. The slab and insert have no value at all.

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WOW this has to be one of the worst Franklin's i have see being called UNK .....looks about 3 days worth of growth on his checks.  His jacket has very harsh bag marks.  the bell looks like it has been hit with a hatchet.  the date looks like someone hit it with a weed eater........ XF at best.

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3 hours ago, JTNewell said:

...... XF at best.

Is your grade based on a written grading guide, or is this your personal standard?

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19 hours ago, Just Bob said:

Is your grade based on a written grading guide, or is this your personal standard?

Bob that is just how i see it.  In My opinion a clean coin should always be dropped by 2 grades.  but you know what they say about opinions   I would not buy a problem coin even if it was a rarity.

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34 minutes ago, James_OldeTowne said:

The OP coin is a legitimate UNC, but only in the MS-61 to 62 range.

Yup, agree fully.

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When I first saw it I thought , If MS then maybe a 62.  Value would be about $12, would cost $30 to $50 to get it slabbed.  Decision of what to do is up to you.  A couple years ago I could get already slabbed NGC 64's for $14 to $15.

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