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Why add this Benjamin Franklin Scientist Proof Silver Dollar to your collection?
In 2006, the U.S. Mint issued two commemorative coins to honor the 300th birthday of one of the most important figures in United States history, Benjamin Franklin. Each coin pays homage to a specific period of Franklin's diverse life. Honoring Franklin as a Scientist, this Proof Silver Dollar was struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 0.7736 Troy oz. of .90 fine silver, has a diameter of 38.1 mm, weighs 26.73g, with a final reported mintage of 142,000.
Franklin conducts a shocking experiment.
The obverse, designed by Norman E. Nemeth, depicts a young Benjamin Franklin conducting his famous scientific experiment with lightning, flying a kite with a key attached. Inscriptions include "LIBERTY," "1706-2006," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SCIENTIST." The reverse features a reproduction of Franklin's political cartoon of a partitioned snake and the caption "JOIN, or DIE" designed by Charles L. Vickers. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and "ONE DOLLAR."
What does Ultra Cameo mean?
This flawless 2006-P Franklin Scientist Proof Silver Dollar is graded Proof 70 Ultra Cameo by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a well-respected coin authentication service. Perfectly struck on a specially treated blank, this coin received the Ultra Cameo designation, referring to the outstanding quality and contrast of the Proof's mirror-like and frosted surfaces.
Don't miss this great opportunity to add this Commemorative coin that honors one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S. to your Silver Proof collection. Purchase from MCM today!
This 2006-P Benjamin Franklin Scientist Commemorative Silver Dollar Proof NGC PF70 UC is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||2006|
|Weight in Grams:||24.06 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||.7734 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Young Franklin flying kite|
|Reverse Design:||Franklin's Join or Die cartoon|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Norman E. Nemeth|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Charles Vickers|