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

Description (Brief):

One (1) Libertas Americana medal, (Comitia Americana)

Description (Brief)

United States (France), 1782

Description (Brief)

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.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: LIBERTAS / AMERICANA / JUIL. / 1776

Description (Brief)

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.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: NON / SINE / DIIS / ANIMOSUS / INFANS / 17 / OCT. / 1777 / 19 [OCT.] 1781

Date Made: 1782

Issuing Authority: American Numismatic and Archaeological SocietyAssociated Person: Brenner, Victor DavidIssuing Authority: National Conference of Charities and CorrectionObverse Engraver: Dupre, AugustinReverse Engraver: Dupre, Augustin

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: FrancePlace Of Issue: United StatesAssociated Place: United States: New York

Related Event: Surrender at YorktownSurrender at Saratoga


See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, Comitia Americana


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Govt Transfer: US DOTT USM

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0063.0034Catalog Number: 1988.0063.0034Accession Number: 1988.0063

Object Name: MedalOther Terms: Medal; Commemorative

Physical Description: struck (overall production method)bronze (overall metal)circular (overall shape)Measurements: overall: 47.8 mm; 1 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1097425

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