Libertas Americana, France, 1782 (Paris Mint, original dies)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Libertas Americana medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1782
Obverse Image: Bust of Liberty with flowing hair, facing left; over her shoulder she holds a pole with a Phrygian cap at the end to symbolize freedom.
Obverse Text: LIBERTAS / AMERICANA / JUIL. / 1776
Reverse Image: A standing female figure of Minerva representing France with sword and shield decorated with the arms of France protecting an infant Hercules representing the United States strangling two snakes; Minerva stands facing a standing Lion, with tail between its legs, representing Great Britain.
Reverse Text: NON / SINE / DIIS / ANIMOSUS / INFANS / 17 / OCT. / 1777 / 19 [OCT.] 1781
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1782
issuing authority
American Numismatic and Archaeological Society
associated person
Brenner, Victor David
issuing authority
National Conference of Charities and Correction
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
place made
France
place of issue
United States
associated place
United States: New York
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 47.8 mm; 1 7/8 in
ID Number
1988.0063.0034
catalog number
1988.0063.0034
accession number
1988.0063
Credit Line
Govt Transfer: US DOTT USM
related event
Surrender at Yorktown
Surrender at Saratoga
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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