Benjamin Franklin Commemorative “Scientist” Silver Dollar Coin

Commemorative Coins

Background

Each coin is limited to a maximum mintage of 250,000 across all product options and may be issued only during the one-year period beginning January 1, 2006.

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Recipient Organization: Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission

Surcharges from the program are authorized to be paid to the Franklin Institute for purposes of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission, a non-profit alliance established by Congress to commemorate the tercentenary and to educate the public about Franklin’s legacy.

Commemorative Coin Surcharges

Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.

Characteristics

Obverse Inscriptions

• LIBERTY
• 1706-2006
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
• SCIENTIST

Reverse Inscriptions

• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
• JOIN OR DIE
• ONE DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Reverse
  • Charles L. Vickers

Related Information

Content last reviewed June 1, 2016