LIBERTAS AMERICANA MEDAL TRIBUTE – 2 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

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Specifications

Weight

2.00 troy ounce

Thickness

~6mm

Purity

.999 fine

Edge

Reeded

Diameter

39mm

Finish

Brilliant Uncirculated

Description

The Libertas Americana medal was created under the direction of Benjamin Franklin.  While stationed in France during the American Revolutionary War, Franklin received a detailed account of the Yorktown victory and was soon tasked to create a monument in its honor. Franklin responded with a proposal for a medal, rather than a monument, in which the United States would be depicted as the infant Hercules in the cradle, strangling the two serpents sent by Hera; above him, France personified as Athena (Minerva) would act as his nurse and mentor. The design became the medal’s reverse was further developed by both painter Esprit-Antoine Gibelin and engraver Augustin Dupré, each of whom furthered the design of France to also be seen as the protector of the infant as she fights the lioness Britannia who pounces at the child. The obverse iconography depicts Liberty with flowing hair. The obverse image would become the typical image of early American coinage.

  • Contains 2 oz. Troy of .999 Fine Silver
  • Obverse: Lady Liberty with flowing hair, facing right, a freedman’s cap atop a pole in the background. “LIBERTAS . AMERICANA .” across the upper circumference.  “4 JUIL. 1776.” below.
  • Reverse: The infant Hercules representing the United States being attacked by a lion representing the United Kingdom. The infant, who is shown strangling two snakes, is being protected by Athena who represents France.  “NON SINE DIIS ANIMOSUS INFANS” around the upper circumference between 11 and 3.  17 19  OCT. 1777 1781 under the main scene.  Hallmark along the bottom circumference.

30 reviews for LIBERTAS AMERICANA MEDAL TRIBUTE – 2 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

  1. george c. (verified owner)

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    Great detail.

  2. Robert (verified owner)

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    It is great that these historical themed rounds are being minted for the collectors.

  3. Manuel Montez (verified owner)

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    Nice collector piece

  4. Greg B. (verified owner)

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    Beautiful piece

  5. John Saltzgaver (verified owner)

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  6. Hugh (verified owner)

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    Unique coin–NICE

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Beautifully made.

  8. Daniel H. (verified owner)

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    This is a beautiful coin as are all of my intaglio mint coins in my collection. Looking forward to new designs for purchase in the future. Please work a little harder on building your in demand more popular 2 ounce rounds, especially your constitutional collection they always seem to be out of stock.

  9. Dean H. (verified owner)

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  10. Terry Davenport (verified owner)

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    This is such a high quality piece! I just stare at the awesome workmanship!

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  12. Jeffrey (verified owner)

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    Way cool.

  13. dale coons (verified owner)

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  14. Louis Vidaurri (verified owner)

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  15. Dennis W. (verified owner)

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    Beautiful Medal

  16. John Nowak (verified owner)

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    Once again a gorgeous tribute that I’m proud to have in my collection.

  17. KEN B. (verified owner)

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    nice design, limited edition, super value !

  18. michael podrasky (verified owner)

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  19. Doug C. (verified owner)

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  20. Robert (verified owner)

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    Product is very impressive!!

  21. Christopher B. (verified owner)

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    Beautiful rendition of a classic design.

  22. Kim Hauger (verified owner)

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  23. RAY P. (verified owner)

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    Love these 2oz coins. The designs pop out more compared the 1oz.

  24. steve (verified owner)

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    Awesome quality, 5 STARS.

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  26. Mark (verified owner)

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  27. Charles (verified owner)

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    Great piece

  28. Glenn (verified owner)

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  29. Joseph (verified owner)

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    Beautiful! Nice tribute piece & hope to acquire a few other pieces.

  30. Michael I. (verified owner)

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    Fantastic

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