THE OFFICIAL BICENTENNIAL STERLING SILVER INGOT COLLECTION. In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution, The Bicentennial Council of the thirteen original states presented these official Bicentennial ingots. Franklin Mint Issues: These are a series of 70 Bicentennial-themed sterling silver. 925 fine ingots, each packaged in a postmarked cachet, or envelope, with a total mintage of 19,312. The ingots were originally issued from 1973 to 1981.
A person would subscribe, then as each one was issued, it would be addressed and affixed with a postmark based on the date of the ingots historical significance. For example, the cachet containing the ingot commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence was postmarked July 4, 1976.The ingots measure 36.7mm x 58.9mm x 3.1mm. Weight is about 57.8 grams per ingot. The item "FRANKLIN MINT OFFICIAL BICENTENNIAL INGOTS STERLING SILVER (13 ORIGINAL STATES)" is in sale since Sunday, March 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Franklin Mint\Other Franklin Mint". The seller is "stevebatti" and is located in Hillsboro, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.