GETZ WASHINGTON – 2 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

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Specifications

Diameter

39mm

Edge

Reeded

Finish

Brilliant Uncirculated

Purity

.999 fine

Thickness

~6mm

Weight

2.00 troy ounce

Description

On the 31st of October 1791, Robert Morris, head of the Senate committee on coinage and former Superintendent of Finance during the Confederation, was appointed to draft legislation that would provide for the establishment of a federal mint, including specifics on the size and design of the coins. Anticipating passage of his version of the legislation, Morris hired engravers to make sample coins to his specifications. Among the engravers he employed was Peter Getz of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Peter Getz created the dies for the Getz Washington piece and several others, basing his designs on two British copper proposals of 1791. The United States lacked a mint, and so the Getz pieces were struck in the coach house of John Harper, a metallurgical expert then resident in Philadelphia.

  • Contains: 2 oz. Troy .999 Fine Silver
  • Obverse: The outer rim encircled by dentils, Washington’s bust with the legend “G. WASHINGTON. PRESIDENT. I.
  • Reverse: The outer rim encircled with dentils, raised wing American eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows in his talons, above was a field of fifteen stars and the legend “.  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”

13 reviews for GETZ WASHINGTON – 2 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  2. Robert (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usPennsylvania, United States

    Well struck and excellent quality finish

  3. Mark W. (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usSouth Dakota, United States

  4. Bruce (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usGeorgia, United States

    Very high quality. Beautifully struck. Love the historical aspect.

  5. Matthew Johnson (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | deBayern, Germany

    Gorgeous round!

  6. Benjamin Guttery (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usTexas, United States

    LOVE THIS SERIES!!! Great Customer Service, LM is my favorite metals house to purchase from! Fast shipping, rare and high quality products at fair prices too!

  7. RAY P. (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usColorado, United States

    Absolutely love the thick 2oz rounds. Great design in bringing back nostalgic looking coins.

  8. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usUnited States

    Gorgeous coin!

  10. Michael L. (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usColorado, United States

    Fast shipping and great products!

  11. Andrew F. (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usWashington, United States

    Excellent G. Washington Coin!

  12. David C. (verified owner)

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  13. James Sambuco (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usNew York, United States

    High Quilty coins at great prices bought many times +++

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