An American Life Collection

An American Life Collection

Introducing An American Life, a collection of coin series focused on the lives of prominent historical American figures. Each figure will be represented by a 1, 2, and 5 oz coin demonstrating their impact on the U.S., as well as 6 half-ounce coins featuring vignettes from the person's life.

An American Life Collection

Introducing An American Life, a collection of coin series focused on the lives of prominent historical American figures. People who left a lasting legacy for all who came after them. Each figure will be represented by a 1, 2, and 5 oz coin demonstrating their impact on the U.S., as well as 6 half-ounce coins featuring vignettes from the person's life. This series is expected to continue for several years.

An American Icon…
An American Hero…
An American Life
A brand-new Miles Standish designed coin series…
An American Life
Only from 7k

1. Benjamin Franklin

Releases begin on or around Independence Day 2021

Benjamin Franklin
Who was he?

  • Signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Champion of democracy
  • Inventor
  • Writer
  • Scientist
  • Diplomat

But did you know he was also an investor in precious metals?

In fact, when Benjamin Franklin died he bequeathed 1,000 pounds sterling silver (worth about $4000 at the time) each to both his birth city of Boston and Philadelphia, the city he’d called home since he was 17 years old—with stipulations.

For the first 100 years, the silver was to be used to give small loans to skilled workers, enabling them to start businesses of their own.

For the second hundred years, the cities could use the funds for public works projects. At the end of 200 years, in 1990 the funds were released for each city to use as they saw fit.

Franklin was fascinated by the concepts of compounding interest and financial gains made over time. What had begun as a relatively small amount of silver bullion invested wisely grew to nearly $7 million dollars. Enough to fund the construction of two large buildings.

  • The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston

  • And the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

The Life of Benjamin Franklin in 6 Half Ounce Silver Coins

Coin #1: An American Life Benjamin Franklin The Writer 1/2 oz Silver Coin

2021 An American Life Benjamin Franklin The Writer .5 ounce Silver Coin
2021 An American Life Benjamin Franklin The Writer .5 ounce Silver Coin
Benjamin Franklin: Writer
Self-made. Sounds sexy, doesn’t it? Many people don’t know that Ben Franklin was a self-made man. Did you? Sure, you know him for flying a kite and finding lighting, maybe bifocals, and for sure as a Founding Father, BUT did you also know that he retired at the age of
Learn more about Benjamin Franklin, the Writer

Coin #2: An American Life Benjamin Franklin The Publisher 1/2 oz Silver Coin

2021 An American Life Benjamin Franklin Publisher 1/2 oz Silver Coin
2021 An American Life Benjamin Franklin Publisher 1/2 oz Silver Coin
Benjamin Franklin: Printer & Publisher
Not the first title that comes to mind still, but a dang important one. In fact, Benjamin Franklin seemed to be most proud of this role and liked to describe himself as a “humble printer”. Publishing was a trade that set Ben apart from other entrepreneurs of his age. Not
Learn more about Benjamin Franklin, the Publisher

Coin #3: An American Life Benjamin Franklin The Founder 1/2 oz Silver Coin

An American Life Benjamin Franklin Founder .5oz Silver Coin
An American Life Benjamin Franklin Founder .5oz Silver Coin
Benjamin Franklin: Founder
Benjamin Franklin, one of our nation’s Founding Fathers. What’s the big deal with Ben, though, weren’t there like 7 of the big ones? Sure, they were all cool guys. You gotta be to have your face put on paper money, but we’re talking about $100 BIG
Learn more about Benjamin Franklin, the Founder

Coin #4: An American Life Benjamin Franklin Firefighter 1/2 oz Silver Coin

An American Life Benjamin Franklin Firefighter 1/2 oz Silver Coin
An American Life Benjamin Franklin Firefighter 1/2 oz Silver Coin
Benjamin Franklin, Firefighter
We don’t know about you, but Firefighter isn’t typically the first word we think of when talking about Ben Franklin. Scientist? Yes. Founding Father? Of course. Writer? Sure. Regardless, we think Benjamin Franklin the Firefighter is as important a title as any of these because it really goes
Learn more about Benjamin Franklin, Firefighter

Coin #5: An American Life Benjamin Franklin Scientist 1/2oz Silver Coin

An American Life Benjamin Franklin Scientist 1/2oz Silver Coin
An American Life Benjamin Franklin Scientist 1/2oz Silver Coin
Ben Franklin, Scientist
What does the word “retirement” mean to you? Napping on the couch with your favorite TV show playing in the background? Maybe it’s traveling, seeing the world you didn’t get to experience with your limited vacation days. To Benjamin Franklin, apparently it meant more time to change the
Learn more about Ben Franklin, Scientist

Coin #6: Coming Soon!

Coin #6 to be revealed soon!

Check back periodically as coins and additions to the series are revealed.

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