Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Franklin Mint Jumps Back into the Coin Business (Press Release)

For the First Time, Art Medals Inspired by Official White House Portraits of William J. Clinton and George W. Bush to be Part of a New, Exclusive, Limited Edition Presidential Series

Company Brings in 36th U.S. Mint Director Jay Johnson as Chief Numismatist

ASTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Franklin Mint, the world's leading private mint and most trusted name in collectibles, is getting back into the coin business. The company has announced its first new coin products in almost five years and the appointment of Jay Johnson, the 36th Director of the United States Mint, to the new position of Chief Numismatist.

A collection of art medals, limited to only 30,000 sets, will feature the official portraits of every U.S. President, from George Washington to George W. Bush, and is being offered as the result of an exclusive collaboration between The Franklin Mint and the White House Historical Association. . . .

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