Benjamin Franklin US half dollar - 90% 1949 Franklin half dollar - US mint Philadelphia Commemorative Cover Honors

Franklin's Arrival in Philadelphia From England
1949 Franklin half dollar, US mint Philadelphia

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1949 - Philadelphia Mint
   This Commemorative Cover Honors Franklin's Arrival in Philadelphia From England on Oct 11, 1726 in Philadelphia, Pa.
1949 Franklin half dollar, US mint Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin Arrives in Philadelphia
From England
October 11, 1726 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   A man of innumerable talents, Benjamin Franklin was first employed as a printer. He worked for his brother James in Boston, then moved to Philadelphia when the two headstrong young men parted company. When Franklin's father refused to loan him money to start his own printing business, Sir William Keith, the governor of Pennsylvania, suggested that Franklin further his career in England. The governor generously offered to give Franklin letters of introduction to several influential people.

   Unfortunately, Franklin discovered that Sir William was "liberal of promises which he never meant to keep." Franklin sailed to England with no letters from the governor, but rather with an irresponsible friend name James Ralph. For eighteen months, Franklin worked as a printer before deciding to return to America.

   On July 23, 1726, Franklin set sail for Philadelphia. When he arrived on October 11, Franklin was relieved to return to the city he now considered his home. It was here that Franklin was to embark upon a journey that would dramatically change the American way of life. In this city, Franklin's fertile mind would create in America such modern instructions as the postal service, the public library system, the general hospital, and the university, Indeed, Franklin's landing in Philadelphia marked the beginning of the most productive years of his life.

   The historic U.S. stamp on this Cover was issued in 1968 and depicts the Philadeelphia Light Horse Troop Flag carried in several important Revolutionary War battles. The Cover is postmarked on October 11, the exact anniversary of Franklin's arrival in Philadelphia.
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