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.

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

  1. george c. (verified owner)

    usNew York, United States

    Great detail.

  2. Robert (verified owner)

    usPennsylvania, United States

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

  3. Manuel Montez (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

    Nice collector piece

  4. Greg B. (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Beautiful piece

  5. John Saltzgaver (verified owner)

    usFlorida, United States

  6. Hugh (verified owner)

    usNew York, United States

    Unique coin–NICE

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautifully made.

  8. Daniel H. (verified owner)

    usWashington, United States

    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)

    usCalifornia, United States

  10. Terry Davenport (verified owner)

    usOklahoma, United States

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

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

  12. Jeffrey (verified owner)

    usWisconsin, United States

    Way cool.

  13. dale coons (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

  14. Louis Vidaurri (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

  15. Dennis W. (verified owner)

    Beautiful Medal

  16. John Nowak (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

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

  17. KEN B. (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    nice design, limited edition, super value !

  18. michael podrasky (verified owner)

    usMichigan, United States

  19. Doug C. (verified owner)

    usHawaii, United States

  20. Robert (verified owner)

    usGeorgia, United States

    Product is very impressive!!

  21. Christopher B. (verified owner)

    usIndiana, United States

    Beautiful rendition of a classic design.

  22. Kim Hauger (verified owner)

    usUnited States

  23. RAY P. (verified owner)

    usColorado, United States

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

  24. steve (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Awesome quality, 5 STARS.

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

  26. Mark (verified owner)

    usUnited States

  27. Charles (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Great piece

  28. Glenn (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

  29. Joseph (verified owner)

    usWashington, United States

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

  30. Michael I. (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Fantastic

  31. Loren R. (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Beautiful round

  32. Guadalupe P. (verified owner)

    usTexas, United States

    Nice design.

  33. Mark K. (verified owner)

    usNorth Carolina, United States

  34. Yacov H. (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Beautiful Coins!!! Love it!!

  35. Rick Burningham (verified owner)

    usUtah, United States

  36. David (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

  37. Vince B. (verified owner)

    usNew York, United States

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