This belt buckle was made from a Franklin Mint Sterling Silver Ingot. These ingots were minted between 1973 and 1976, and is dated 1976.This particular ingot was from a Franklin Mint set issued as part of a set of 50 featuring the Greatest Sailing Ships of History. All sets would come with a wooden display case, a commemorative and the all important Certificate of Authenticity. Naturally, one of the 50 ships is the.
In full sail / U. CONSTITUTION / 1812 / Nicknamed "Old Ironsides" the U.
Constitution is one of the best-known ships in the history of the United States Navy. Noted for her victory over the H. "Guerrière" and the war of 1812, she is moored in the Boston Naval Shipyard and is the flagship of the commandant of the first Naval District. Rectangular, 63.5 mm x 44.45 mm. Considering how poorly Franklin mint items have done in the secondary market and the rise in bullion prices in the late 1970s and early 1980s, it is likely that many of these ingots have been melted.
This particular ingot is extremely rare to find, and has probably been saved from the melting pot because it was made into a belt buckle. The belt buckle mechanism on the back is extremely strong and looks to be done professionally. Note: If this belt buckle does not sell as a belt buckle, it will be melted! Constitution Solid Sterling Silver Ingot Belt Buckle" is in sale since Saturday, May 16, 2020.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Accessories\Belt Buckles". The seller is "ruthsownbook" and is located in Jefferson City, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.