WASHINGTON – 3 TROY OUNCE – 42MM (ONLY 500 MINTED!)
These handcrafted one-of-a-kind works of art employ coin making techniques dating from Ancient Greece to the present, making them stunning in appearance, and fantastic to hold!
Just as the Ancient Greeks produced their masterworks, the edges of these medals are hand-hammered before being hot struck under high relief dies. Each piece is hand centered by eye while it is red hot and struck without a retaining collar. This makes each medal unique, displaying the characteristics of an ancient coin and the ancient techniques employed to produce it.
While Ancient Greek techniques are used to create the appearance of an ancient coin, the designs themselves are drawn from American coin and medal elements. The anachronism of an archaic fabrication method combined with historic Americana designs creates a distinctive style and a truly beautiful collectible.
- Contains 3 oz. Troy of .999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: Amazingly deep relief bust of Washington patterned from the Washington Sansom Medal bearing the same likeness. Inscribed by the legend “LIBERTY” in bold capital letters, the portrait is set atop a radial starburst. Undated.
- Reverse: Spread Eagle holding a ribbon in the bill with “E PLURIBUS” to the right and “UNUM” to the left while clasping 13 arrows in his right talon, and an olive branch in his left, with numbering banner at the bottom. Hallmark is located just below arrows.
- Antiqued to enhance relief and subtleties of the design.
Note to collectors: Being hand fabricated, hot struck, and antiqued, these medals will exhibit some small irregularities that are not considered to be detracting. Great care is taken to ensure there are no glaring inclusions that might diminish eye-appeal while still remaining true to the nature of the fabrication techniques employed.
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