Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by RittenhouseCU, Jan 16, 2019.
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I only find these as Re-Strikes made in France in 1976 - struck on 0.925 Silver. The US did another Re-Strike in 2004, but they are Proof.) Real 1781's are like $20-110K, so I doubt it is original.
To match yours - weigh and measure it. It should be:
Wt = 57.60 g
Diam = 46.70 mm
There is also an Oval Hallmark on the edge of Cornucopia-925.
You can look it up on en.numista.com and search "Libertas Americana"
I don't know if yours is an original or a restrike. I bought a pair of the restrikes, one in silver and one in bronze, at the Paris Mint table at the FUN Show about 2007. They are individually boxed and still remain in pristine condition.
Not a restrike, guess again.
Hmmm... Care to explain how you know it isn't a Re-Strike? Did you just come upon a medal worth Thousands by chance?
If you didn't know the value initially, I find it difficult to believe that you know it isn't a re-strike. Of course... if you can explain to me how you know it isn't a Re-Strike, then great! The Auction prices for Original Medals on PCGS - $1500 in VF and over $150K in MS62:
Well, now you've piqued my curiosity! Apparently, you know more than you are letting on. Please tell me, because this has always been one of my favorite medals. I've just never been able to afford one in really good condition.
OP has some interesting threads (of course he only has 3 total) I follow but don't post to ... i have a few of his on this post I'm my "buy list" after I win the lottery.
@RittenhouseCU Do you have any other pictures? Maybe ones that aren't GrayScale? I'm unsure of the metal of the coin from the pictures.
Also... is this a Medal you OWN.. or just found a picture of? Just curious.
Yes, I own it. Bought it last March out of a major copper auction.
Ok... so, your original post is essentially pointless??? You already know what its worth, and you know you wouldn't put a hole in it.
Why don't you just post the specs on the coin that you obviously know a lot about? That way, we can at least all know exactly what it is.
Have you no sense of adventure and learning? I posted it to see who would put on their thinking caps.
It's a 19th century electrotype of an original Libertas Americana. In the top 3 or 4 of pieces I've seen over the last 30 years. Value? It's worth around 2K, probably more now that electrotypes are getting hot.
I've changed my mind, put a hole in it and wear it on a chain.
I'm not trying to be picky, but the "F." on the signature stands for the Latin word "fecit" which means "He made it." It is used quite commonly on French medals.
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