Franklin Mint, 24 Karat gold-plated telescope called: The discovery of America commemorative telesc Franklin Mint, 24 Karat gold-plated telescope called: The discovery of America commemorative telesc Issued on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America 1492-1992. The entire holder of the telescope is equipped with very detailed engravings. In very good condition. No box. Only telescope. Franklin Mint in collaboration with the National Maritime Historical Society, circa 1987, made a collection of scientific instruments including this Commemorative Telescope, with hardwood stands but lacking paperwork.