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.

    39 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

    38. Anonymous (verified owner)

      Great looking coin in the antique finish!

    39. Duane Patrick (verified owner)

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