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

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
Currently not on view
Object Name
Other Terms
Medal; Commemorative
Date made
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
place of issue
United States
associated place
United States: New York
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
overall: 47.8 mm; 1 7/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Govt Transfer: US DOTT USM
Surrender at Yorktown
Surrender at Saratoga
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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