Why should you purchase this High Relief Proof Gold Winged Liberty Commemorative certified by NGC as PF70?
In collaboration with the Royal Mint of Britain, we have had fine gold commemoratives struck with a unique design - “Winged Liberty”! This design was created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in answer to President Theodore Roosevelt’s request for him to design a coin that will make America's coinage beautiful. He definitely succeeded in that regard - take a look at the images above! While his design was altered to fit better on the obverse of the Double Eagle, this stunning design will live on forever in Proof High Relief gold on this commemorative!
This design is very similar to that seen on the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, except for the fact that wings are sprouting out of Liberty’s back! Similar to the wings of an eagle, they spread out as if she is about to take flight, giving her an angelic look. This, combined with an indian headdress and a different positioning of the torch, gives the coin an entirely different feel from the issued version. The design we used was taken directly from a plaster produced by Saint-Gaudens himself! We worked with the National Park Foundation, wards of Saint-Gaudens home which is now a heritage site, to acquire this plaster and use it for production. We also enlisted the help of John Mercanti, famed U.S. Chief Engraver, who finished up touches on the plaster and made it available for use! All this, combined with the prestige and experience of the Royal Mint, official Mint of Great Britain, assures that this commemorative proof was produced in the highest quality.
We had these gold coins certified by NGC, where the best among them received the grade Proof 70. This is the highest grade that NGC can assign Proof coins, and shows these coins as being in flawless condition. As well, we had NGC use special labels that have been signed by John Mercanti! This is a very unique design that will likely never be seen on a coin’s surface again. Composed of fine gold, and struck in high relief, this coin brings to life the vision of Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the Double Eagle. This commemorative will ship in a premium wooden holder, designed to fit an NGC certified coin. This box will have a specially designed ingot that was sculpted as a profile of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This ingot was engraved by John Mercanti himself! We have only a few left available from a total mintage of 1,000, so don’t wait! Place your order for this very exclusive item today!
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Label/Signature:||Mercanti Signed Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
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