Thoughts on high relief gold and silver coin/metal

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mountain Man, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Just got a notice from the US Mint of their upcoming mintage and looked closer at the design of their high relief items. Not sure yet if I care for the engraving of the obverse, but was taken back by the fact that the silver "metal" doesn't have any value or markings indicating it is 99.9 silver while the gold "coin" has a value. Thoughts on that and the design?
    High relief silver coin.jpg High relief reverse.jpg high relief gold obverse.jpg High relief gold reverse.jpg
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  3. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I thought all government issues had to have the "IGWT"
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  4. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    The silver can't be a coin. Forget about the missing IGWT motto. There's no mention of denomination.
  5. cpm9ball

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    Is it a coin or a medal? Is there any edge lettering?

  6. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Silver is also missing EPU motto.
  7. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Must be a medal. What denomination coin can it be?
  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    With that ugly kisser? 25 cents!

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  9. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Overstating that kisser by $.24! ;)
  10. COCollector

    COCollector Well-Known Member

    2019 is the first time the American Liberty Silver Medal is 2.5 oz.
    (Previously it was 1 oz.)

    For that reason alone, I expect it will sell well.

    Plus, it's High Relief.

    And initially, the Household Limit is just 1. That's great news for individual collectors.

    And although the Obverse design has some, um, questionable features, IMO the Reverse is terrific.
  11. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    I'll get the silver medal.
  12. Robert91791

    Robert91791 Well-Known Member

    The design looks ugly like one of those funny thigh commercials with their funny hair do's. The obverse eagle is great. Lol
  13. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Both are big passes for me. I’m sure HSN will be getting a generous supply to skin the suckers.
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  14. Robert91791

    Robert91791 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, I better look at their symbol and buy the stock. Lol
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  15. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector

    I'm really up in the air on the silver one, I may take a ride to the Philly mint and check it out before I buy one.
  16. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I may buy the gold one but just because I collect the various Eagle designs.
    I do not like the obverse design though.
    ... but not at current gold prices.
  17. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Since 1908 all United States COINS have to have the IGWT motto. The silver high relief is a MEDAL not a coin and so it doesn't have to have it. (They have been making these silver medals for three years now. Why are experienced collectors still asking if they are coins?)
  18. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I guess I wasn't clear enough when I labeled the silver "medal" that it is not a coin, but my main question is why it doesn't have the 99.9% silver on it?
    BTW, after looking at the design for a while, I decided I personally do not like the obverse.
  19. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Perhaps because they don't collect these any more than I collect campaign tokens.
  20. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I don't follow mint medals too much, I don't think the fineness is commonly marked on them. I could be wrong. I tried looking at some of their other silver medals but the ones I see are not marked.
  21. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I been vacillating. The obverse is just shy of hideous to me. Yet the reverse is extremely attractive. I think I'll wait until these get out on the market and maybe save the mint overhead.
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