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Why purchase this First Day of Issue 1 oz. Palladium Libertas Americana Proof Medal?
This first-ever palladium medal issued by the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) is a replica of the "Libertas Americana" (Freedom for America) medals commissioned by Benjamin Franklin in 1792 to commemorate the American victories against the British in Yorktown and Saratoga. This Libertas Americana proof medal is struck from 1 Troy oz. of .9995 palladium, its mintage is limited to only 500.
Symbolic Designs by Esprit-Antoine Gibelin, Sculpted by Augustin Dupre
Lady Liberty with flowing hair is featured on the obverse, beside a Phrygian cap on a pole. Inscriptions include "LIBERTAS AMERICANA" and the date of American independence.
The reverse depicts an infant (Hercules) crushing two serpents, symbolizing the British military defeat at the battles of Yorktown and Saratoga. The French Allies are represented by the goddess Minerva, illustrated above holding back the Lion of Britain with a shield. Inscribed above "NON SINE DIIS ANIMOSUS INFANS" (The infant is not bold without divine aid), with the victory dates of Yorktown and Saratoga below.
Flawless Proof 70 with First Day of Issue Label
This replica 1776 France Libertas Americana Medal Proof Medal was submitted to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review within twenty-four hours of release and awarded the perfect grade of Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC). The 1 oz. palladium proof medal is encapsulated in a NGC holder with a First Day of Issue certification label and housed in a Libertas themed display case accompanied by a Mint issued Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet detailing the significance of the Libertas Americana.
This scarce and unique Palladium Libertas Americana Proof Medal will make a spectacular addition to your collection!
|Year of Issue:||1776|
|Mint:||Monnaie de Paris|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||“Non Sine Diis Animosus Infas”|
|Reverse Design:||Libertas Americana|