1976国家200周年纪念奖章 NGC MS 69
1976 National Bicentennial Medal. Large Format. Gold. 76 mm. 467.0 grams. Swoger-52IAa. #172. MS-69 (NGC). This is a breathtakingly beautiful Superb Gem that borders on pristine. Both sides are dressed in a blend of satiny luster and vivid golden-yellow patina. Fully struck, carefully preserved, and sure to please even the most discerning collector.
This type was designed by Frank Gasparro (obverse) and Edgar Zell Steever, IV (reverse) and issued to commemorate the bicentennial of American independence. Gold examples were produced in three sizes, this being the largest and also the rarest with a distribution of just 424 pieces. This is medal #172 from that limited distribution. Outstanding!This lot includes the original wooden case, cardboard box and informational flyer as issued with the medal. <em>The supporting items are available to the winning bidder upon request to Stacks Bowers Galleries at the close of the auction</em>.