Post your favorite depictions of Liberty!

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  1. Ag76

    Ag76 Coins 'n' history

    What are your favorite representations of Lady Liberty on coins? There are many outstanding examples from the Americas, Liberia, and the Philippines. (Other places I'm forgetting?)

    Here is my personal favorite:
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    My #2 would probably be the U.S. Peace Dollar.
     
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  3. cpm9ball

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    Marianne, known as the symbol of France, is portrayed on many coins and medals. This is my favorite of her standing before the French Senate.

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    Chris
     
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  4. Santinidollar

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    Saint-Gaudens

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  5. cpm9ball

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    This depiction of Marianne is by my favorite French medalist, Louis Oscar Roty.

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    Chris
     
  6. cpm9ball

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    This is my favorite representation of Marianne for the 1900 World's Fair & Olympics held in Paris and designed by Jules Clement Chaplain.

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    Chris
     
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  7. Ag76

    Ag76 Coins 'n' history

    Ah, of course, Marianne! I like her as "La Semeuse," the sower.
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    I am not as big a fan of her depiction on the Great Seal of France, which is used on the French Indo-China piastre. Perhaps it has something to do with the strike on that coin, but her nose seems poorly defined, or perhaps easily worn.
     
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  8. cpm9ball

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    Oh, yeah! Another of Roty's designs.

    Chris
     
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  9. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    Speaking of the depiction of Liberty on the Piastre...
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    and, yes she seems to attract marks on her face -- I looked at dozens before choosing this one.
     
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  10. Ag76

    Ag76 Coins 'n' history

    This might be the best I've ever seen, at least in terms of strike!
     
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