Unique, Magnificent, France 1-Kilo SILVER'LIBERTAS AMERICANA' 2015 PF70UC (#86a). LIBERTAS AMERICANA', Benjamin Franklin's Gift to America! Paris, 1781, Benjamin Franklin is the talk of the town, He loved Paris, and Paris loved him. Most of all, so he created a special gift for his native land.
His gift took the form of a large bronze medal. Franklin conceived the design, which was engraved by Augustine Dupre and struck at the Paris Mint.
The metal is dripping with history and symbolism; from the image of Liberty that was a model for America's first copper coins, to the reverse design celebrating American victory in the revolutionary war. A small number of these large medals were struck in Paris-two in gold for the French king and Queen, a so America, where they were presented toelect few in Silver and only 125 in Bronze. Benjamin Franklin Personally brought back the Lion's share to America, where they were presented to George Washington. As you would expect for such an historic American treasure.One of these medals is in the Smithsonian Institution. The reverse shows the infant America strangling two serpents, symbolizing the defeat of the British at Saratoga and Yorktown. The Goddess Minerva (Representing France) is shown defending America. The legend translates as The infant is not bold without divine aid. On the observe shows Liberty with flowing hair and freedom cap on a pole.
The design serves as a model for the very first U. Libertas Americana means Freedom for America. 4 Juil 1776, is the date. Of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin's Libertas Americana is fiercely coveted by collectors, but no one knows exactly how many original medals have survived the last 200 years.Because of this, the Paris Mint recently brought the original. 1783 dies out of their archives to precisely re-engrave new dies for strictly limited silver and gold proof versions of this historic masterpiece. I t's an American Treasure, Born in Paris!
Certificate of Authenticity # 013 of a Mintage of only 1000 total mintage. Weight: 1000g = 1 Kilo 2.2 Lbs. This item is from my own personal collection. And it listed now much below what i have paid. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins".The seller is "hof-4if9xb" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.