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Why order this 3-Coin 1794-2019 Smithsonian America's First Silver Dollar 1 oz Gold + Silver + Copper Proof Medals Set?
Among the world's most valuable coins is the first American Silver Dollar ever struck. Ironically, the coin isn't actually silver; it's copper. It is the only one of its kind, as it was struck to test the dies for the Silver Dollar. The Silver Dollars from the same issue are also valuable, but not as valuable, with just about 130 pieces surviving. This 3-piece set consists of three medals with the same designs as that original dollar. They were struck from one ounce of gold, one ounce of silver, and one ounce of copper. The gold and silver pieces are both .999 fine with the silver piece boasting a reverse proof finish. This set is one of just 300 of its kind. The sets were authorized by the Smithsonian, which owns the copper coin, and struck at England's Commonwealth Mint. Although they were struck in England, the medals all bear the Smithsonian Sun mint mark.
Exquisite Flowing Hair Liberty Design by Robert Scot
Both faces of these medals bear the designs of Robert Scot. The obverse features Liberty with flowing hair. Scot's design was inspired by Libertas Americana, a medal that was awarded to troops who fought with George Washington. Ben Franklin contributed to the Libertas Americana Design. Fifteen stars join the inscriptions "LIBERTY" and "1794-2019," the anniversary dates, along the rim.
On the reverse, a wreath of palm and olive branches encircles an eagle, which has its wings spread. The palm branches symbolize victory, while the olive branches represent peace. The name of the country that issued the original coin, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," is inscribed along the rim.
Perfect PF70 UC
All three pieces in this set earned perfect Proof 70 grades from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That grade is reserved exclusively for coins that lack even a single imperfection that is visible under 5x magnification. The medals also received Ultra Cameo certification for their deeply mirrored fields and heavily frosted devices. Each set will come with a Smithsonian presentation case, a numbered certificate of authenticity, and a detailed storybook that explains the history behind this famous coin.
Don't miss your chance to own this 3-Coin Gold + Silver + Copper Proof 1794-2019 Smithsonian America's First Silver Dollar 1 oz Medals Set.
|Year of Issue:||1794-2019|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|
|Finish:||Proof + Reverse Proof|
|Composition:||Gold + Silver + Copper|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Flowing Hair Liberty|