1974 Bicentennial Medal-silver

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by bigjohn56, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. bigjohn56

    bigjohn56 Member

    I have a silver 1974 Bicentennial Medal picturing John Adams. I was wondering how much silver it contains. When I did a search I came up with more than one answer, from .9 oz to 1 oz. Fineness was also at issue with some saying 90% and others 92.5%. Can anyone enlighten me with the truth. Many thanks.
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    If it was struck by the US Mint, it is probably 90% silver. If it was struck by a private mint like MACO or Franklin, it may be sterling silver, 92.5%.

    Can you post photos?

    Chris
  4. bigjohn56

    bigjohn56 Member

    It is a US Mint issue. The full title on the box is "1974 Bicentennial Medal Commemorating The First Continental Congress".
  5. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I think I've got one of those from the mint. I suspect they're 90% silver.

    Back then they never included the metal composition on the certificate included with the piece.
  6. NorthKorea

    NorthKorea Baseball Bat Collector

    I know this is a really late bump, but I recently encountered some of these. My understanding was that the bicentennial medals were pewter.
  7. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    If you're thinking of the "America's First Medals" like Greenie suggested, do they look like this?

    Chris

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