7/8-OZ STERLING RARE FRANKLIN MINT JOHN HANCOCK MASONIC COIN SILVER. 925 STERLING Silver RARE MASONIC Art COIN. This round is a rare original in new condition. This is the coin you will receive, It is really beautiful in its detail.Besides being a great collectors item, pure Silver is up in the last and art bars are bringing a premium over the spot price of silver from investors and collectors. This is a fun way to invest in silver and have a beautiful coin to boot. Great gift or add to a collection.
This medal was minted by the authority of the International Fraternal Commemorative Society, founded in 1966 by a group of Midwestern Masons. It was struck by the prestigious Franklin Mint in 1967 in a minuscule mintage of just 1,293 pieces. Many of these pieces, like many other coins and medals minted in this era, experienced severe withdrawal from the collector market into the melting pots during the "great silver melts" of the late 1970s and 1980s (caused primarily by the run-up of silver prices by the Hunt brothers). It is 39 mm in diameter and made of solid sterling silver -- larger than an old US silver dollar! It is a Proof , Plus no one know's how many are left with all this melting, I was told It is probably less than 500 to 600 left.
The medal's low mintage, the effects of the silver melts and the popularity of the subject matter makes this one extremely collectable and an interesting addition to any Freemasonry collection. Coin weighs 27.6 grams on solid sterling silver proof. See pics they show and say it all! A NICE GIFT BOX WITH 2 VIALS OF GOLD LEAF FLAKES THERE IS NO LIQUID OF ANY KIND IN WITH THE GOLD LEAF FLAKES THEY ARE BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL VERY COOL ITEM AND YOU WILL GET 2 OF THEM THE VIALS ARE GLASS WITH PLASTIC CAP AND ROUGHLY 2 TALL. PLEASE VISIT MY STORE FOR MANY MORE GREAT SILVER MASONIC ITEMS.The item "7/8-OZ STERLING RARE FRANKLIN MINT JOHN HANCOCK MASONIC COIN SILVER. 925+ GOLD" is in sale since Saturday, February 16, 2013. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Fraternal Organizations\Masonic, Freemasonry\Other Freemason Collectibles". The seller is "arnie3823" and is located in Littleton, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.