1974 Bicentennial Medal-silver

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  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 Custom Title

    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

    Here's an interesting thread about these medals from last year........http://www.cointalk.com/t172692-5/


    As for the pewter ones, I think you're thinking of the "Americas First Medals" series which occurred around the same time. They were pewter......http://www.cointalk.com/members/green18/albums/americas-first-medals/
     
  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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