2006 Franklin Founding Father & Scientist pair NGC PF70

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 26, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

This auction is for the 2006-P Ben Franklin commemorative Proof pair of "Founding Father" and "Scientist" both graded a flawless PF 70 Ultra Cameo by NGC. The winning bidder will receive the exact 2 coins seen in the photos. These coins are perfect in every detail and highly lustrous. The slabs are scratch-free and in pristine condition. This popular pair will be a valuable addition to any collection.

These coins were issued by the U.S. Mint to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Ben Franklin's birthday, Jan. 17, 1706. They were released to the general public on Jan. 17, 2006. Mintages did not come near the 250,000 maximum allowed by law. Ungraded, these coins can retail over $60 each.

The obverse of the "Scientist" coin depicts a younger Franklin flying his kite in the famous 1752 electrical experiment. The reverse illustrates one of Franklin 's most popular political cartoons published in the Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754, stating Join or Die, and featuring the divided snake representing the importance of colonial unity.

The obverse of the "Founding Father" coin depicts the profile of an older Franklin as one of the framers of the United States Constitution. The reverse represents an original design by Franklin for the 1776 Continental Currency Dollar.

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