Despite the dark and foggy weather, I went downtown today, first trip since the holiday season. Great day. Delicious lunch, served by my favorite waiter.
A trip to the coin shop was first on the agenda. There was a beautiful set of Franklin half dollars, all Mint state, all lovely. And a separate coin caught my eye.
The "Bugs Bunny" variety of 1955 half dollar has been known for years. It's obvious to the naked eye. This particular coin was MS, brimming with luster, good strike, white and not toned. This would have been a great companion piece for the full set.
And to top it off, the shop had a copy of the Official Red Book of Franklin & Kennedy halves. These two series have always been favorites of mine. Franklin halves were the first set I was serious about completing. I have written often about Kennedy halves. Oh, and I just completed an article on the Special Year of 1955, with a mention of the Bugs Bunny variety.
This made a good day better. Coins will do that.