During a visit to my favorite coin shop, I spotted a Chain cent. Not spectacular Mint State, mind you. This old copper coin was well worn and a bit scruffed up. The edges were not perfect and the color was that tone you see on older coins that have been out in the world. The grade was Fine and that may have been generous.
Hi every one how are you. Today I just want to write a small blog but it had a very big impact on our history. Now please make sure you click on the pictures so you get the whole thing some of you don't know that. Shortly after the assassination of our beloved President John F. Kennedy NGC decided to make a holder that would hold two coins. And the two coin set was that of two great men. Benjamin Franklin and John F. Kennedy. Now Benjamin Franklin did not get the full run of his set because of the tragedy with the President. They rushed the coin into production and after they started making them they showed the to his Wife. She shocked everyone and said I don't like his hair do it over. Immediately production stoped thus was created the accented hair. They were already into circulation and everyone wanted one. That was not to be. The new design was out and what was done was done. I think a coin should of been made but I also believe Benjamin Franklin should of received his just run. This man traveled back and forth from country to country looking for allies against the British. He also had many successful inventions. I think the idea of putting these to men together celebrates there life and our history. One in the past and one in modern day. For President Kennedy achieved great things in his short life. How about world piece. Cuba and Russia. He stood up to both of then. You ever wonder what could of been?I I have. If you look at the coins there is history all over them besides the great men. The liberty bell and our famous Eagle on the Kennedy reverse.. Now I know sets like this are put together. But to match up two proof 67 coins in a set like this is special. I only wish I knew the mintage.