2023 1 oz Silver €20 Dates of Humanity Proof: Libertas Americana

2023 1 oz Silver €20 Dates of Humanity Proof: Libertas Americana

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Beginning in 2020, Monnaie de Paris has retraced the history of American independence through a series of collector coins.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
  • Limited mintage of only 3,000 coins.
  • Packaged in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity from the Monnaie de Paris.
  • Obverse: France is symbolized by Minerva, helmeted and armed with a spear protecting young American in the guise of Hercules as a child from the British Leopard thanks to her shield decorated with three lilies. Young Hercules is seated in his swaddling clothes on a shield, choking two snakes, which refer to the victories over the armies of Generals Burgoyne at Saratoga and Cornwallis at Yorktown. The legend, taken from Book III of Horace's Odes, means, "the brave child was helped by the gods." It also reads "17 / 19 OCT. 1777. / 1781." The signature "DUPRE F." is engraved under the leopard's tail. The year "2023" and "RF" are also present.
  • Reverse: Depicting the left profile bust of a slender young woman as an American representation of Liberty. Her unbound hair fluttering in the wind, a staff topped by the cap of liberty resting on her right shoulder. She inspired Galle to engrave "French Liberty" for the monetary proof in 1792. Under the bust, one can see the signature of "DUPRE."
  • Certified by the Monnaie de Paris.

This beautiful silver coin would be a great addition to any collection or an ideal gift for anyone who loves American history. Add this 2023 1 oz Silver €20 Great Dates of Humanity Libertas Americana coin to your cart today!

Dates of Humanity: Libertas Americana
"Libertas Americana" was a personal initiative of Benjamin Franklin. He therefore bore the costs alone. True to his altruistic ideals, he offered diplomatic tool to his country. On April 6, 1783, he sent a silver copy to the Grand Master of Malta, Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc, with a request for protection for his fellow citizens landing in the ports of Malta. In a letter dated June 21, 1783, the Grand Master of Malta accepted his proposal after thanking him for his gesture and the quality of the medal in the following terms, "This monument to American Liberty has a distinguished place in my cabinet."

Monnaie de Paris
Founded in 1864, not only is Monnaie de Paris France's longest standing institution, but it is also the oldest enterprise in the world. Today, the mint strikes circulation coins for France, as well as beautiful gold and silver commemorative coin programs that are each intricately designed works of art. The mint is also home to a museum that hosts exhibitions, tours and workshops as well as the Guy Savoy Restaurant.

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