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France 2006 Benjamin Franklin 1/4 Euro Dollar-Size Silver Quarter Proof-Like

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Celebrate the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth with this dollar-size silver coin!

Sold out at the Mint! In 2006 America and the world celebrated the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth, the first of our founding fathers to reach this milestone! Franklin was a true renaissance man, with a curriculum vitae too vast to detail here. In the course of his legendary life, he was a journalist, printer, satirist, poet, scholar, musician, philosopher, public servant, educator, economist, librarian, politician, ambassador, diplomat, meteorologist, scientist, and inventor (whew!).

Franklin the inventor was a genius and of world-wide renown. He invented the lightning rod and the electrical battery, and labeled electrical charges with the names by which we still know them, “positive” and “negative”. He even established the principle of “conservation of charge”, which has stood the test of over 200 years of useful application.

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Franklin was also crucial to the founding of the United States. His diplomatic mission to France resulting in French intervention in the American Revolution, without which freedom from Great Britain would not have happened. Furthermore, Franklin was the only - and oldest - person to sign the three principal documents of American liberty: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Treaty of Paris.

There is a link below to a well-illustrated article about Franklin the scientist and diplomat, as well as his connections to certain coins.

Click here for an excellent article on Franklin (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

Obverse
The obverse features a portrait of Franklin along with symbols of his famous achievements. The legend on the obverse translates as "Friend of France", and RF (for "Républiqe Française") also appears.

Reverse
The French and American flags wave side by side, and the legend translates as "Philosopher • Diplomat • Writer • Scholar". The denomination of a Quarter Euro is also indicated.

Click here for the Libertas Americana medals, designed by Franklin!

Packaging

This dollar-sized Silver 1/4 Euro is packaged in a full-color, plastic blister pack with text in English and French.

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Specifications
Country France
Year of Issue 2006
   
Face Value 1/4 Euro
Weight 22.2 g
Diameter 37 mm
Mintage Limit    15,000
   
Finish Proof-Like Brilliant Uncirculated
Composition .900 Fine Silver
Edge Plain

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