Anniversary of Kite Flying
American Commemorative Society 1952
Possibly HK-506c ?
It had to be a "must have"
for me to
, but this one is rare, probably a small mintage like my Paul Revere American Patriots Series So-Called Dollar issue and they are related to my c.smith So-Called Half Dollar collection.
Note the last sentence I wrote in the Revere post on 2/27/20 . . . http://goccf.com/t/301479&whichpage=182#3161484
Charles F. Smith also has issued a Benjamin Franklin Kite medal, I have not seen that but that does interest me.
When I found this Franklin medal, well, It was mine!
This one is not shown on the top of this page but is mentioned in the first paragraph here.https://so-calleddollars.com/Events...Society.html
This 50mm Bronze medal is uncirculated and appears to include the original box.
This medal was issued by the American Commemorative Society, which was the trade name of Charles F. Smith of Boston MA and is mentioned in the Hibler-Kappen book of So-Called Dollars. It does not have an HK number, but is listed as a product of Charles Smith around 1950-52.The obverse
reads BENJAMIN FRANKLIN/FOUNDER OF AN AMERICAN/ INSTITUTION below a bust of Franklin. 1706 American Patriots Series 1790.The reverse
reads 1752 ANNIVERSARY OF KITE FLYING 1952 AMERICAN COMMEMORATIVE SOCIETY with what appears to be Franklin flying a kite with onlookers. There is lightning in the sky.The edge
is marked HOLLAND (probably struck in Holland as other Charles Smith medals were struck in London) and the artist Dom.Pol is marked in the field on both sides.The box
is marked: from OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION/Old South Meeting House/Washington St./Boston