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NINE PROOF COINS FROM FRANKLIN MINT IN PRESENTATION BOX
WITH CERTIFICATE AND TWO PAGES INFORMATION
COINS 5.70 OZ AGW
PICTURE IS OF COLLECTION
LARGEST COIN IS 60 MM DIAMETER
THIS PROOF SET WAS MADE IN 1976 AND HAS BEEN VERY POLULAR WITH COLLECTORS AS THE 20 BALBOA COIN HAS 3.8544 OZ SILVER
AND COMPLETE SET OF NINE COINS HAS JUST UNDER 6 OZS SILVER.
DURING THE LAST SILVER RUSH IN THE 1980 ,MOST OF THESE COINS WERE MELTED FOR THEIR SILVER CONTENT SO ARE RARE TO FIND TODAY.
THIS LARGE COIN IS ALMOST ¼ INCH THICK AND TODAY YOU STILL SEE THE CON ADVERTIZED BY ITSELF FOR $149.00 SO THE COMPLETE SET IS GOOD BUY
HISTORY OF FRANKLIN MINT USA
The Franklin Mint was founded in 1964 when it began striking legal tender coins for foreign countries, as well as commemorative medallions, casino tokens and precious metal ingots. Eventually, the product line was expanded to include the sculptures, deluxe games, precision die-cast models, beautiful collector dolls, and more sought-after collectibles for which the Mint is now world famous.
Throughout its history, the Mint’s gifted artists and artisans have built a reputation based firmly on an uncompromising commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and a vibrant spirit of innovation that continues to set industry standards. The fruits of their talents are evident in every creation that bears the company’s prestigious mintmark..
Through the years, The Franklin Mint has achieved enormous success with the introduction of some of the best-selling collectibles ever issued, including The Civil War Chess Set, Monopoly: The Collector’s Edition, the spectacular scale re-creation of the Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic—as well as scoring huge successes with an array of products authorized by General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Paramount Studios, and The Smithsonian Institution, to name just a few.
Success, however, is not determined by numbers alone. The real measure is in the way Franklin Mint creations enrich the lives of the people who own them—the realization that they possess works of unparalleled quality, artistry and craftsmanship to enjoy, display, and pass on to future generations with pride. It is to this end that The Franklin Mint will always be passionately devoted.
Mint State Perfect Un-circulated (MS-70) Mint state un-circulated coin in perfect condition, showing no traces of wear, and no blemishes, scratches, handling or contact with other coins. The best quality coin possible.
Choice (Gem) Un-circulated (MS-65-69) An above average un-circulated coin which retains all of the original mint brilliance or luster, and has a very few contact marks on the surface or rim, which are barely noticeable.
Brilliant Un-circulated or BU (MS-60-64) An un-circulated coin having no traces of wear but which has a few contact marks, surface spotting or lacks some of its original luster.
Choice About Un-circulated (AU-55 & 58)
A coin having very light wear on only the highest points of the design but no other defects and with most of its luster remaining.
About Un-circulated (AU-50) Coin has evidence of light wear on many of the high points but at least half of the mint luster is still present.
Extremely Fine (EF-40)
The coin design is lightly worn in most places but all the features remain sharp and well defined.
Choice Very Fine (VF-30)
Light even wear on the surface and highest parts of the design but most major features and the lettering are sharp.
Very Fine (VF-20)
Minor features such as some of the finer hair detail, feathers, etc. will be moderately worn. Shows moderate wear on high points of design. All major details are clear.
Moderate to considerable even wear over most features and the lettering. A lot of the details are worn through but you can still see a good deal of the design.
Very Good (VG-8)
The entire design is weak, but a few details are visible. Well worn throughout but coin rims still visible.
Heavily worn but design and legend still visible although quite weak in spots. Many details are gone.
About Good (AG-3)
Very heavily worn with portions of lettering, date and legends worn smooth and barely discernable.
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