SkyMan - Checkmate

Current
Rank
281
Set
Complete
42.86%
Set
Rating
12.727
GPA with
Top Bonuses
70.000
GPA
Weighted
70.000
About This Set: Cameo Proofs. The set name is based on a Benjamin Franklin story when he was the American representative to the French court during the American Revolution. During one of his first days in Paris Franklin won a chess game against a Grand Lady who hosted one of the premier French Salons. She was taking a milk bath at the time and was so impressed by his ability to keep his mind on the game that she introduced him to all of high French society.

As far as Franklin cameo rarity would go, the groupings would look something like this (from easiest group to hardest, although within the given group the coins are just listed chronologically):

1956, 1962, 1963;

1960, 1961;

1954, 1955, 1957;

1951, 1953, 1958;

1952, 1959;

I'd like to thank Bruce Lee for imaging most of the coins except the 1950, 1958 and 1959. He's done EXCELLENT work with a very tricky subject matter. Bob Campbell imaged the 1950 and 1959. I think he also did an EXCELLENT job.

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