Item ID:401440690106
Seller ID: sgissin
Listing Type: Fixed Price Item
List Date: 11/12/2017
End Date: 05/12/2020
Category: Medals
Location: Gooding, Idaho
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+1888 great blizzard "the snow storm of '88" franklin solid bronze uncirculated

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<div style="text-align:center"><img src="" border="0"><br><table align="center"><tr><td><a style="text-decoration:none" href=""><img src="" border="0"></a></td><td height="21px" valign="middle" align="center"><font face="arial" size="2"><b><a href="">sgissin</a> Store</b></font></td></tr></table></div> <img src="" border="0"><br><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0"></a> THE FRANKLIN MINTHISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES1888 Great Blizzard Paralyzes The East This listing is for medal only; no paperwork included. BRONZE COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL 45 mm DIAMETER - 1.75 inch diameter May Also be Available in Silver in my eBay store Right click on box below to play Adobe Video: Year by year, from the independence of the United States in 1776, for a period of two hundred years, The Franklin Mint History of the United States depicts the "event of the year" selected from those listed on the reverse of each medal. This medallic history tells the story of America as it has never been told before. Statring in the mid-1960s, the Franklin Mint produced 24,836 Proof-Like Solid Bronze sets. Each medal is 45mm (millimeters) or slightly larger than 1 3/4 inch diameter. The Proof-like finish is very close to Proof quality, but produced at greater speed with minor surface imperfections being acceptable; still equal to to many specimens normally considered "Proof" by collectors. Solid Franklin Bronze is the Franklin Mint's premium-quality wrought bronze alloy, with higher than usual nickel content and a distinctive rose-gold color. The alloy was originally called "Franklin Nickel-Bronze." 1888 was an Historical year by more than just the Main Event: Until recently, the Blizzard of 1888 was the blizzard against which all others were compared. The storm began in the Pacific Northwest on March 6th and traveled to the Atlantic Coast with it's intensity felt March 11th through March 14th. Snowfall measured 40 inches and more, wind velocity as high as 70 miles per hour, snow drifts as high as 30 feet in Herald Square. Ice-covered ships were damage, some sank, Communications were interrupted between New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Sleighs were the only form of transportation in New York City, fires had to burn out as equipment could not get through the streets, the Stock Exchange had to close bringing business all but to a halt, the East River was frozen over, telegraph communication was out, and the railroad came to a halt. Many people were marooned in their homes desperate for food, at least several hundred people lost their lives including Senator Roscoe Conkling of New York, the total number of lives lost is unknown. This unforgettable, historical storm coined the phrase, "It's nothing compared to the Blizzard of '88!" Other significant events of the Year: Reverse SideFrank J Sprague, a pioneer in electrical traction, successfully places the first electric street car line into service at Richmond, Virginia. By 1900 nearly all street cars were electric, allowing cities to expand outward. George Eastman patents the roll film camera, which he named Kodak, revolutionizing photography and bringing a new hobby to America. Photography was now no longer limited to professionals only. The first Kodak cameraswere loaded at the factory with 100 exposures, took circular photos measuring two and 1/2 inches, and the cost was $25. After exposure you had to mail the camera to Rochester New York with $10 to cover developing, printing, and reloading the camera. By 1900 Eastman was able to lower the cost to $1 per camera and film was 15 cents. First commercial production of aluminum, after having first been isolated in 1825, and at the time was more valuable than gold. The first practical method of industrial production was devised by a French chemist in 1859, lowering the cost to $17 per pound, which was still to high for most users. Charles M. Hall of the United States and Paul L. T. Heroult of France almost simultaneously discovered electrolytic reduction of alumina in 1886. Hall formed the Pittsburgh Reduction Company producing 50 pounds of aluminum daily. By mid 1960, an annual 8 million tons of aluminum was being produced making it the least expensive of all metals to produce. Other medals in this series Available in my eBay Store. Subscribe to be notified of special sales & discountsSelect only the store category or categories you wish to receiveSpecial Sale notices can only be received if you subscribe to an eBay Seller Store We do not bombard you with non-sale related information

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Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Mint: Franklin Mint
Material: Solid Bronze
Type: U.S. History Medal
Hallmark Edge: YES
Commemorate: The Great Blizzard of 1888
Reverse Commemorative: George Eastman 1st Roll Film Camera KODAK
Mint Series: History of the United States
Condition: Uncirculated
Composition: Bronze
Brand: Franklin Mint