50 Franklin Mint Great Historic Seals Sterling Silver
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Sold Date: 02/13/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Coins & Currency
50 HISTORIC SILVER SEALS of the STATES of the UNIONAuthenticity Guaranteed. Great Investment. This auction is for an amazing set of 50 Historic United States Silverseals of the States
of the Union, produced by Franklin Mint in September 1979. This is a collection of Official seals from each
of the 50 states re-created in solid Sterling Silver and issued in limited edition. All seals are hand worked
taking about a month to produce each one. They all come mounted on fine parchment board combined
with original works of art depicting each State. There are paragraphs included on each page to explain
the reasons behind the design of that state's seal and other historic information. 46 of the seals are
contained in heavy-duty plastic sleeves bound within an album, the last 4 State seals are loose and not in the plastic protective sleeve. 2 per page (front and back).
This collection comes complete with Certificate of Authenticity from Franklin Mint certified
September 7, 1979. First available in the early 1980s, Silverseals were produced at the
rate of one seal per month, taking several years to complete the entire set. Size (each seal) approx. 40mm diameter
(except MA, 50mm L x 30mm W) Content Sterling Silver Weight (each sleeve) *1 sleeve = 2 seals w/ parchment paper 29.5 grams Authenticity Guaranteed. Great Investment. This set was given to me by someone who Passed away several years ago and i do not collect Franklin Mint or any other collectables, so I think it is time to let it go and let someone else have it that would enjoy it or to add to someones collection. The above discription is infornmation that i found at another web site who deals in Franklin Mint so how accurate all that is i do not know. (although i did edit the part about 46 being in plastic sleeves and 4 are not.) I found another site that also claimed that each seal was approxamitly .4 ounces. How accurate that is i also don't know. You Collectors will know the details better than Me, so if i have it wrong let me know and i will post your comments at the bottom of this page. The cover page (just inside the binder) and the authenticity page (in the very back) do have some yellowing around the outside edges probably do to sunlight. but the pages the seals are mounted to, look in excelent shape with no yellowing at all. Also there are quite a few original reciepts for the purchase of each seal and a few infornmation letters from Franklin Mint to the Buyer. If this sells above the reserve price i will pay the shipping and the insurance costs. I will only ship to USA addresses only. so if you don't have one Don't Bid. I will not devulge the reserve price so don't even ask, if you want it, bid your highest and hope that buys it. I only accept Pay Pal. No Pay Pal no sale. Any question please e-mail me.
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