The Franklin is a very simple design, but I don't think its really ugly. And when its nicely toned with Full Bell Lines, it can be extremely attractive. Or was this post just intended to be a jab at me and a series you know I like?
I reserve the right to change my mind with new facts, experience, opinions, or viewpoints.
#5664092 - 05/08/1211:00 PMRe: Franklins must be the ugliest coin design ever
[Re: copper toning]
FACT if I stop posting, trillions and trillions of transistors would be out of work.
I agree that the Franklin design is not my personal favorite either; I like the design of the Liberty Walking Half Dollar much better. You could say the same for the modern coinage honoring our past presidents; the Lincoln Memorial Cent, Jefferson Nickel, and Washington Quarters have a lot to be desired (in terms of the obverses at least).
Back to Franklins, as was noted by another posted, I find nice cameo and deep cameo proof Franklin Half Dollars attractive.
Areas of Interest: Original classic gold coins from the Southern mints (New Orleans, Charlotte, and Dahlonega); Carson City minted Morgan Dollars, early copper; high end, quality U.S. type coinage; proof like and deep mirror prooflike coinage; toners including Peace Dollars and classic gold; and cameo and deep/ultra cameo proof coins from 1936-1942.