1781 (1782) Libertas Americana Medal. Bronze. 47 mm. By Augustin Dupré. Betts-615, Adams and Bentley

1781 (1

5500
C. 1850? Libertas Americana Medal Obverse Design. Bronze cast, uniface. 42.6 mm. By Augustin Dupre.

C. 1850

750
1776-1976 Libertas Americana Medal. Paris Mint Restrike. Silver. 76 mm. MS-64 (PCGS).

1776-19

400
1781 (2004) Libertas Americana Medal. Paris Mint Restrike. Silver. .999 fine. 40 mm. Proof-69 DCAM (

1781 (2

250
1781 (2014) Libertas Americana Medal. Paris Mint Restrike. Gold. 49 mm. 5 Ounces. PR-70 DCAM (PCGS).

1781 (2

7000
1781 (2014) Libertas Americana Medal. Paris Mint Restrike. Gold. 34 mm. 1 ounce. Proof-70 DCAM (PCGS

1781 (2

2500
1781 (2014) Libertas Americana Medal. Paris Mint Restrike. Silver. 49 mm. 5 ounces. Proof-70 DCAM (P

1781 (2

300
1781 (2015) Libertas Americana Medal. Paris Mint Restrike. Silver. .999 fine. 36.5 mm. Proof-69 DCAM

1781 (2

250
Undated Tupac Amaru Revolt Medal. Uniface Restrike. Bronze. 38.5 mm. Mint State.

Undated

1000
1835 Colonel George Croghan Medal. Bronze. 65 mm. Julian MI-12. MS-65BN (NGC).

1835 Co

1000
1835 Colonel George Croghan Medal. Bronze. 65 mm. Julian MI-12. Mint State.

1835 Co

500
1814 Major General Edmund P. Gaines Medal. Bronze. 65 mm. Julian MI-13. MS-62BN (NGC).

1814 Ma

500
1818 Major General William Henry Harrison Medal. Bronze. 65 mm. Julian MI-14. MS-64BN (NGC).

1818 Ma

1000
1818 Major General William H. Harrison Medal. Bronzed Copper. 64.6 mm. Julian MI-14. Mint State, Lig

1818 Ma

650
1815 Major General Andrew Jackson Medal. Bronze. 65 mm. Julian MI-15. MS-65BN (NGC).

1815 Ma

1000
1783 Treaty of Paris Medal. White Metal, with Copper Plug. 42 mm. By John Reich. Betts-610, Eimer-80

1783 Tr

500
1781 Lieutenant Colonel John Egar Howard Medal. Silver. 46.5 mm. Betts-595, Adams and Bentley-12, Ju

1781 Li

3000
1781 Lieutenant Colonel William Washington at Cowpens Medal. Paris Mint Restrike. Bronzed Copper. 46

1781 Li

500
1781 Lieutenant Colonel William Washington at Cowpens Medal. Bronze. 46 mm. Betts-594, Adams and Ben

1781 Li

400
1781 Lieutenant Colonel William Washington at Cowpens Medal. Bronze. 46 mm. Betts-594, Adams and Ben

1781 Li

1250
1781 Lieutenant Colonel William Washington at Cowpens Medal. Copper. 46mm. Betts-594, Adams and Bent

1781 Li

450
1778 Captain John Paul Jones Medal. Silver. 57 mm. Plain Edge. U.S. Mint Restrike. Betts-568, Adams

1778 Ca

750
1779 Captain John Paul Jones Medal. Silver. 56 mm. Paris Mint Restrike. Betts-568, Adams and Bentley

1779 Ca

1000
1779 Captain John Paul Jones Medal. Silver. 56 mm. Paris Mint Restrike. Betts-568, Adams and Bentley

1779 Ca

2500
1779 DeFleury at Stony Point Medal. Bronze. 46 mm. Betts-566, Julian MI-4. MS-65BN (NGC).

1779 De

1500
1779 (1789) DeFleury at Stony Point Obverse Cliche. Tin, uniface, backed with paper. As Betts-566. M

1779 (1

7000
1777 General Horatio Gates Medal. Bronze. 56 mm. Betts-557, Julian MI-2. Adams-Bentley Die State 3.

1777 Ge

4000
1756 City of Philadelphia Kittanning Destroyed Medal. White Metal. 43.5 mm. Betts-400, Julian MI-33

1756 Ci

4000
1754 Academy of San Marcos at Lima, Peru. Silver. 30.4 mm. Unsigned. Betts-399, Fonrobert-8097. Twin

1754 Ac

750
1739 Admiral Vernon Medal. Porto Bello Medals with Vernons Portrait and Icons. Pinchbeck Brass. 37.0

1739 Ad

500

Lot:19  1781年美国自由勋章铜章 NGC MS 64

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拍品分类 外国钱币>铜币 品相 NGC MS64
拍品估价 USD 20000 成交价 USD 51600
拍卖专场 SBP2017年11月巴尔地摩-美国钱币#1 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2017-11-09 05:00:00 结标日期 2017-11-09 10:00:00 拍卖状态 成交
拍品描述 1781 (1782) Libertas Americana Medal. Bronze. 47 mm. By Augustin Dupré. Betts-615, Adams and Bentley-15. MS-64 BN (NGC).

Landing in the number one spot of <em>The 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens by </em>Jaeger and Bowers, the Libertas Americana medal has always been an object of intense desire. The offered piece is especially attractive. Deep chestnut-brown with exceptional eye appeal, the only distractions of note are a few tiny scattered contact marks in the fields. An original in copper with the die cud front and center beneath the 4 in the obverse date.

Struck in Paris to commemorate peace following the American victory over Great Britain in the Revolutionary War, the Libertas Americana is regarded as the most beautiful and important of the peace medals. The concept and mottos displayed by this medal are attributed to Benjamin Franklin, who at the time was serving as U.S. commissioner to France. While in France, Franklin set about the production of a medal to present to a select few individuals he deemed instrumental in securing American independence. The Libertas Americana medal was to be symbolic of the winning of American liberty, not only on the battlefields of the New World but also in the courts of Europe, most particularly that of France. For without French support American victory over Great Britain would not have been possible. And since it was Franklin who secured the support of the king and queen of France, he was as indispensable to the political victory of the American Colonies as George Washington was to their military victory.

The dies for the Libertas Americana medal were cut in Paris in 1782 by Augustin Dupre. The obverse portrait would later influence the first renditions of Liberty to appear on United States coinage, specifically those of the Liberty Cap copper coinage and the Flowing Hair silver coinage. The reverse design is highly symbolic, the two serpents representing the American victory over the British at the battles of Saratoga and Yorktown, with Minerva keeping the British lion at bay and confirming that ultimate American independence would not have been possible without French aid. The dates in exergue on the reverse are the dates of the victories over General John Burgoyne at Saratoga and General Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown. All original Libertas Americana medals are scarce-to-rare pieces with most examples encountered in todays market being copper impressions, of which approximately 100-125 medals are known. <p>Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers<br />It is always a pleasure to offer a nice example of this famous early American medal. There are enough copper strikings around that opportunities occur at regular intervals, but there are so many people desiring to own this classic that bidding is always intense. The present specimen stands high in quality among others in the field.