This is a set of 50 pewter medals entitled The
Official History of Colonial America, produced by the Franklin Mint
These medals depict scenes from the
history of the original colonies from ?Founding of Jamestown -
1607?, ?The First Thanksgiving ? 1621?, ?The Boston Tea Party ?
1773? to ?The Declaration of Independence ? 1776? as well as 46
other historical moments in the birth of
This set was issued in limited
edition by The Bicentennial Council of the Thirteen Original States
in commemoration of America?s colonial
Each medal is 2? or
51mm and weighs approximately 2.1 Troy oz or 65 grams. The
historical scenes are depicted in high relief on the front of the
On the back is the seal of The Bicentennial Council of the Thirteen
Original States as well as a listing of all the thirteen original
states. On the edge of the coin is marked the words ?The Official
History of Colonial America?, ?Fine Pewter?, The Franklin Mint seal
and copyright mark, and the date ?77?. Since these medals have
never been displayed, they are in pristine condition with no
The 50 medals are
inserted into the display case, which is designed to look like a
leather-bound book with ten medals per page. Each page is separated
by a piece of parchment paper.
This is a chance to buy
a rare, nearly perfect condition set of The Official History of
Colonial America. This was a monthly subscription collection so it
is difficult to know how many intact sets exist.
It is quite interesting to review
the important early moments of this country. It is also
a fine way to invest in collectibles with the guaranty of The
Franklin Mint .
This 50 medal set for $500 is
bargain priced for the astute collector and I say so with
confidence because I have seen many singles of this edition sell
for $25 each
Shipping for this heavy 13 pound
medal set will be $19.00
Please ask all Q's and research my
reputation BEFORE you bid or buy.