2006-P Benjamin Franklin Founding Father Uncirculated Silver Dollar

Celebrating the tercentenary (300th) anniversary of the birth of one of America’s most famous founding fathers, the United States Mint released the 2006-P Benjamin Franklin Founding Father Uncirculated Silver Dollar.

Mintage: 250,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: 58,000
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Franklin is the only individual who signed four major documents relevant to the creation of the new country – the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Treaty of Paris and the Treaty of Alliance, Amity and Commerce. Aside from his status as a statesman, Franklin was also well known as a scientist, author, inventor, soldier and diplomat.

Franklin is also remembered for having created the first lending library in the country and the first fire department.

2006 Franklin Coin Products

Six products were released by the US Mint in 2006 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Franklin’s birth. Those six products were:

  • 2006-P Benjamin Franklin Scientist Proof Silver Dollar
  • 2006-P Benjamin Franklin Scientist Uncirculated Silver Dollar
  • 2006-P Benjamin Franklin Founding Father Proof Silver Dollar
  • 2006-P Benjamin Franklin Founding Father Uncirculated Silver Dollar
  • 2006 American Legacy Collection (contained a proof Founding Father coin)
  • 2006 Franklin Coin & Chronicles Set (contained an uncirculated Scientist coin)

A surcharge was added to the sale of each coin by the US Mint with the raised funds being forwarded to the Franklin Institute for purposes of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission.

Issue Information

Struck from 90% silver, each Franklin Silver Dollar has a diameter of 1.5 inches.

Release Date

The US Mint released the Uncirculated Franklin Founding Father Coin on the 300th anniversary of his birth – January 17, 2006.

Issue Price

The initial price charged for the Franklin Founding Father Uncirculated Coin was $33.00.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Each Franklin Silver Dollar was struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and show the ‘P’ mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

Designed by Don Everhart, a portrait of Benjamin Franklin along with a reproduction of his signature are found on the obverse (heads side) of the coin.

The reverse (tails side) was designed by Donna Weaver and features a reproduction of the 1776 Continental Dollar with modern lettering around the rim.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $1
Finish: Uncirculated
Composition: 90% silver, 10% alloy
Standard Weight: 26.730 g
Standard Diameter: 1.500 inches
Edge: Reeded

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