Gerald Tebben, a Coin World columnist for more than 30 years, also contributes to Coin World’s Coin Values and edits the Central States Numismatic Society’s journal, The Centinel. He collects coins that tell stories.
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One that paid off
Advertising once fostered the belief that future generations would want these “heirloom” pieces, but only the rising price of silver has saved this Franklin Mint material from the dismal fate of Avon bottles and Beanie Babies.
The Franklin Mint was a marvel of marketing and good design.