Benjamin Franklin - Very Large And Rare Souvenir Coin - Excellent Condition For Sale
This very large souvenir medal of the 'Benjamin Franklin Memorial', unlike the smaller pieces of a similar design (which are being offered on the internet), is very large - 2 11/16 " diameter, and 1/4" thick. It weighs 69.43 grams.
I've search the internet for anything of similar size or quality, to no avail.
I believe it is made of copper, or a copper alloy.
On the obverse, there is the name, 'Benjamin Franklin', 1706 -1790 (with the very detailed bust of Benjamin Franklin).
On the reverse, the words, 'Souvenir and Benjamin Franklin Memorial', with an unusuallysharp engraving of the memorial.
I'm starting this amazing souvenircoin at $199.00, which I think is fair for the quality and size of the coin. It could be quite rare, because it came from a collection of early half cents of extraordinary quality. I believe that this medal is one of the first made as a souvenir for the memorial. This will probably be purchased by a dealer. I would think that this piece belongs in an exceptional display collection.
If someone finds a piece, which is large,like this 'Benjamin Franklin' medal, please let me know.
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Thanks for looking!
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Benjamin Franklin - Very Large And Rare Souvenir Coin - Excellent Condition : $95