2006 Benjamin Franklin Founding Father Silver Dollar


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 2006
Mints: Philadelphia
Composition:  0.900 silver 0.100 copper,
Diameter: 38.1 mm (1.5")
Weight:  26.73 grams (0.7736 oz. actual silver weight)
Total Mintage: 58,000 (business), 142,000 (proof)
Edge: reeded
Authority: Public Law 108-464


The Benjamin Franklin "Founding Father" Silver Dollar was one of two commemorative coins issued to celebrate the tercentenary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin, one of this Nation’s original scientists, thinkers and founding fathers. Proceeds from the sale of Franklin coins went to benefit the Franklin Institute.

The obverse was designed by Don Everhart and features an image of Benjamin Franklin
and the dual date “1706-2006”. At the bottom of Franklin's coat (near the rim) are the designer's initials “DE”.   Below the phrase “IN GOD WE TRUST” is the the mintmark “P” for Philadelphia.

The reverse was designed by Donna Weaver and features a design taken from a 1776 Continental Dollar originally created by Benjamin Franklin .  In the bottom right of the design are the designer's initials “DW”.   

General Market Notes

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Obverse Reverse
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