Libertas Americana, France, 1782 (Paris Mint)

Libertas Americana, France, 1782 (Paris Mint)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Libertas Americana medal, (Comitia Americana)
Paris, 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
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Other Terms
Medal; Commemorative
date made
associated date
associated person
Dupre, Augustin
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
place made
associated place
United States: Virginia
Physical Description
metal, silver (overall material)
struck (overall production method/technique)
medal: 47.7 mm; 1 7/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Adams, Henry
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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