GETZ WASHINGTON – 2 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

    (15 customer reviews)

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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.”

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

    1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    2. Robert (verified owner)

      usPennsylvania, United States

      Well struck and excellent quality finish

    3. Mark W. (verified owner)

      usSouth Dakota, United States

    4. Bruce (verified owner)

      usGeorgia, United States

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

    5. Matthew Johnson (verified owner)

      deBayern, Germany

      Gorgeous round!

    6. Benjamin Guttery (verified owner)

      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)

      usColorado, United States

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

    8. Anonymous (verified owner)

      usUnited States

    9. Anonymous (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Gorgeous coin!

    10. Michael L. (verified owner)

      usColorado, United States

      Fast shipping and great products!

    11. Andrew F. (verified owner)

      usWashington, United States

      Excellent G. Washington Coin!

    12. David C. (verified owner)

      usUnited States

    13. James Sambuco (verified owner)

      usNew York, United States

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

    14. Ronald L. (verified owner)

    15. Anonymous (verified owner)

      Love the attention to detail on George Washington!

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