One of the most popular US notes for commemorative use is the $2 bill. Since its introduction into the Federal Reserve Note Series in 1976, the $2 bill has long been viewed as something that is rare. The reality is, the $2 bill simply never took off for everyday use in circulation. The notes are, however, still produced on an annual basis and are popular with private mints that enhance notes for commemorative sale. Provident Metals currently has $2 Benjamin Franklin Kite Experiment Legal Tender Notes available to you for purchase online.
When you purchase a $2 Benjamin Franklin Kite Experiment Legal Tender Note in this product listing at Provident Metals, you will receive a real, legal tender Federal Reserve Note. These $2 bills are clean, crisp, and uncirculated. Merrick Mint has enhanced the obverse visuals with new, colorized images commemorating Benjamin Franklins 1752 kite experiment aimed at harnessing electricity from lightning. These notes arrive with a bi-fold booklet that includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
The obverse of the Benjamin Franklin Kite Experiment Legal Tender Note comes with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin at the center. This enhanced element is similar to the image of Franklin that currently graces the $100 Federal Reserve Note. The vignette to the left depicts Franklins kite experiment from 1752 and was previously used on the $10 National Bank Note in the US from the 1860s to the 1890s. The right side of the design includes a depiction of the American bald eagle on the US national shield as it clutches the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace.
On the reverse side of $2 Benjamin Franklin Kite Experiment Legal Tender Notes, you will see a replica of John Trumbulls 1818 oil painting capturing the presentation of the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress. If you look closely among the five men standing at the table you will see Benjamin Franklin.
Franklin was one of several individuals to experiment in the mid-18th century with kites in storms. The idea of this scientific experiment was to harness electricity from a kite flown near clouds during a storm. Franklins particular experiment involved a house key tied to a hemp string and flown from a kite. This was all connected to a Leyden jar, a primitive version of a capacitor.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||The Merrick Mint|
|Product Series||Legal Tender Note|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Dimensions||156 x 66 x .1 mm|
|Packaging Dimensions||7 x 3.5 x 0.5|