46.4 millimeters. 614.2 grains. Plain edge. Chocolate brown with attractive glossy surfaces. Very nicely preserved, minor rim bruise near 1:00 on the obverse, edge scratched, invisible from obverse or reverse. Minor spot above VI of the date MDCCVI. This medal was produced by Augustin Dupre in Paris to mark Franklin’s 80th birthday. It was apparently quite popular, and production numbers must have been fairly robust, as it is seen with some frequency today. The bust, taken from Houdon, is perhaps the best visage of Franklin on a coin or medal, with apologies to John Sinnock. This early striking would be a fine punctuation at the end of a Betts medal collection.