Benjamin Franklin US half dollar - 90% 1953 silver half dollar - Signing of the Constitution Commemorative Cover Honors

Franklin's Signing of the Constitution
1953 silver half dollar

Book done by the Postal Commemorative Society

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The Complete Benjamin Franklin U.S. Half Dollar Collection by the Postal Commemorative Society


1953 - Denver Mint
   This Commemorative Cover Honors Franklin's Signing of the Constitution on Sep 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pa.(click image to enlarge).
1953 silver half dollar, Signing of the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin
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Franklin's Signing of the Constitution
on Sep 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   After weeks of intense debate at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, the U.S. Constitution was finally approved on September 17, 1787. The catalyst for this momentous event was Benjamin Franklin, who moved his fellow delegates to action with his consummate diplomacy and his remarkable gift for storytelling.

   Early in the proceedings, Franklin handed his colleague, James Wilson, a speech to read to the body. In the address, Franklin admitted to having reservations about the Constitution, but conceded that "the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgement and pay attention to the judgement of others." He went on to poke fun at people who "think themselves in possession of all truth" by quoting a certain French lady who in a dispute with her sister said," I don't know how it happens, sister, but I meet with nobody but myself that's always in the right."

   Then, in the climactic moment of the Convention, Franklin suggested that each man who objected to the Constitution "doubt a littleof his infallibility, and, to make manifest our unanimity, put his name to his instrument."

   As usual. Franklin's words worked magic for the nation. All 38 delegates present voted to accept the Constitution (George Read signed for the absent John Dickinson.) That night, the delegates adjourned to the City Tavern, where they sshared a celebration dinner in honor of the establishment of the supreme law of the land, which was to "form a more perfect Union...and secure the blessings of liberty to oursekves and our posterity."

   The historic U.S. stamp on this Cover was issued in 1937 and depicts the signing of the Constitution by our country's founding fathers. The Cover is postmarked on September 17, the exact anniversarty of Benjamin Franklin's signing of the Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1953 silver half dollar - Signing of the Constitution - Benjamin Franklin Info
The Complete Benjamin Franklin
US Half Dollar Collection

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US half dollar, 90% 1953 silver half dollar.
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