Beautiful complete Set of 3 historical medals gold, silver, bronze from France
struck to celebrate the revolution of America against British occupation.
Years: 1781, 200, 2014
Bust of Liberty left with flowing hair, liberty cap on staff behind,
on reverse: Minerva representing France, repelling attack of British lion, infant Hercules below strangling serpent in each hand.
Authenticity is guaranteed and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation NGC
Certification Numbers: 4831269-001, 5842390-001, 2044801-059
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Composition: Gold, Silver, Bronze
commissioned by Benjamin Franklin as a tribute to American independence and was struck in Paris.
Country/Region of Manufacture: France
Engraved by by Augustin Dupré
Set includes 3 Medals:
1) The original very rare bronze medal from 1781
Weight: 49.29 g.
Diameter: 47,77 mm
Mintage: 300 medals only
Catalog References: Eimer 793; Pax in Nummis -; Betts 615; BDM I, 647, cf Adams - Bentley 15
Graded by NGC as MS64 - the highest grade possible
Certification Number: 5842390-001
2) Gold medal - restrike in 2000
Weight: 64 g.
Diameter: 45.86 mm
Mintage only 500 medals
Certification Number: 4831269-001
Graded by NGC as PF 69 - highest grade ever known
included are original box and the certificate of authenticity, numbered 287 of 500 and signed by the Paris Mint director Francoise Saliou.
The original gold medal was commissioned by Benjamin Franklin to celebrate American independence and only two pieces minted in gold for Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
3) Silver medal restrike in 2014
Weight: 141.748 g.
ASW: 5 oz
Diameter: 50 mm
Mintage 10,000 medals
Certification Number: 2044801-059
Graded by NGC as Proof-70 Deep Cameo - absolutely perfect condition
No one medal is more famous than the "Libertas Americana". Given its iconic design, this medals are widely sought by American collectors that connect with the history.
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