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Why order this 2-Piece 2019 National Parks 1-oz Silver Saint-Gaudens Last Cent Medal Set?
One of the most famous coin designers in American history, Augustus Saint-Gaudens created three coin designs as he battled cancer. President Theodore Roosevelt saw to it that Saint-Gaudens's designs for the $10 and $20 gold coins made it onto U.S coinage. His design for the cent, though, was replaced by the Lincoln Cent. Now, Commonwealth Mint, with authorization from the National Parks Department is making Saint-Gaudens's penny designs available for the first time. This set includes a 1 oz piece struck from .999 fine silver and with a mintage of 2,500 and a cupro-nickel piece struck at the same diameter as a US cent, which gives collectors the chance to see it as it would have appeared.
Exquisite Liberty Design by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Saint-Gaudens's obverse features a left-side portrait of Liberty. He renders her wearing a laurel wreath, a symbol of the goddess Victory, on whom he modeled her. Thirteen stars represent the original states on the top half of the rim, while "LIBERTY" is inscribed under the portrait.
"ONE CENT" I inscribed at the center of the reverse. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" partially encircles the coin's face value, while a laurel wreath on the rim encircles both inscriptions.
Impeccable PF70 UC with Storybook and Mercanti Signed Label
Former US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti hand signed the label on which Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) provided the grading information for this medal. That information includes their highest grade, Proof 70, which is reserved exclusively for pieces that are flawless as seen under 5x magnification. It comes with a storybook that provides details about its fascinating history.
Buy this 2-Piece 2019 1-oz Silver Saint-Gaudens Last Cent National Parks Medal Set now.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Packaging:||With COA & Storybook|
|Label/Signature:||Mercanti Signed Label|
|Obverse Design:||Liberty w/Laurel Leaves|
|Reverse Design:||Laurel Wreath|
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