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(2017) Smithsonian - James Longacre Proposed 1865 Motto Double Eagle Design 1/10 oz Gold Proof Medal NGC GEM Proof

(2017) Smithsonian - James Longacre Proposed 1865 Motto Double Eagle Design 1/10 oz Gold Proof Medal NGC GEM Proof
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Why purchase this 1/10 oz Gold (2017) Smithsonian James Longacre Proposed 1865 Motto Double Eagle Design Medal

This (2017) 1/10 oz Gold Smithsonian James Longacre Proposed 1865 Motto Double Eagle Design Medal is the latest in a series of issues of coins that never were from the Smithsonian Institution. It was struck from .999 fine gold and is perfect for collectors who appreciate numismatic history and the designs of giants of the numismatic world that were never before brought to fruition.

Stunning Liberty design by James Longacre

James Longacre designed both faces of this coin. On the obverse is a left-side portrait of Liberty, who wears a headpiece that bears her name. The original date, "1865," is inscribed at the bottom, while thirteen stars are spread throughout the rest of the rim.

On the reverse is Longacre's take on a familiar design in American coinage, an eagle grasping arrows and an olive branch while guarding a union shield. A scroll arching over the bird's head offers Longacre's original idea for a motto for American coinage, "OUR TRUST IS IN GOD."

High quality GEM Proof Ultra Cameo

This medal received the adjectival designation of GEM Proof from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That term equates to Mint State 65 or better, which means that the piece was well struck but may have some moderate marks or hairlines.

Add this Smithsonian (2017) 1/10 oz Gold James Longacre Proposed 1865 Motto Double Eagle Design Medal to your collection today!


Year of Issue:(2017)
Mint:Private Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:GEM Proof
Designation:UC
Finish:Proof
Composition:Gold
Purity:0.999
Display Weight:1/10 oz
Weight in Grams:3.1104 g
Weight in Ounces:0.1 oz
Diameter:16 mm
Edge Type:Plain
Country:United States
Mintage:500
Obverse Design:Liberty facing left flanked by stars
Reverse Design:Spread-Wing Eagle with 'Our Trust is in God'