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Libertas Americana Medal

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Type Medal
Title Libertas Americana Medal
Country United States
Side reverse
Composition silver
Diameter 47 mm
Weight 61.6 gm
Description Alan V. Weinberg comments: THE finest known and also the heaviest documented silver, according to Mike Hodder (evidently there is a wide variation in the thickness of planchets used). Not in the John Adams census. Deep watery, prooflike fields and beautifully lightly toned, immaculate surfaces. Superior to the Harry Bass silver with reverse pin scratches along the panther's back and superior to the spotted silver Unc recently out of Europe, discovered by Andy Lustig and sold at a 2007 Heritage auction to a consortium of dealers and resold for approx $200K. I've handled/examined both. Curiously, there are no Libertas American medals known without the die break or die defect "clump" on the obverse lower rim. Has anyone located any of the gold specimens struck? One would think the Paris Louvre or British Museum or the Smithsonian but nope. Ex-Virgil Brand . According to Larry Stack who has examined this Brand medal, there is one other silver that rivals it in condition and belongs to famous collector Herman Halpern's son in NYC. One other silver reportedly comes close- the recenlly discovered silver out of Europe that was sold at the Boston ANA by John Kraljevich, reportedly to collector Roger Siboni.

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