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Updates American Liberty 2016 Silver Medal?

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 Posted 06/07/2016  11:29 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Biedercoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I haven't seen any chatter for a couple weeks on the Mint's "American Liberty 2016 Silver Medal". Does anybody know any more than we did since the last thread? Could it be a medallic version of last year's High Def $100 coin? A secret commem? Can't be the unreeded ASE because it says "medal". Right?

- About two score and seven+ years ago, I began a Lincoln cent collection. I have all, most in AU or better & am upgrading to MS as possible.
- I collect all coins minted 1809, 1859, 1909, 1959, and 2009. Lincoln and C.Darwin were both born in 1809. The latter published his "On the Origin of Species.." in 1859, the Lincoln cent debuted in 1909, and after that it just seemed like a good way to show the evolution of US coinage. Most non-nums to whom I've shown these react with the phrase, "I had no idea!" That alone shows their worth.
- I've completed MS sets of Jeffersons & MS specimens of other 5 nickels; Franklins done. Roosies mostly done. I enjoy hunting for WLH and "winged liberty" dimes.
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 Posted 06/07/2016  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't believe there is anything "secret" about the medal at this point.

It will feature the same design as last year's $100 gold American Liberty, High Relief coin. The coin-specific inscriptions mandated by law for US coins will be removed as it truly is a medal.

It will be struck on the same one-ounce 0.999 fine silver planchets as are used for American Silver Eagles (ASEs).

It will be struck in proof at West Point and San Francisco.

The missing piece of info at this point is the release date. That is still unknown at this time.




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 Posted 06/07/2016  1:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Biedercoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for answering, Commems. I haven't heard or read of those descriptions until now. So if I follow you correctly, there will be a standard high relief and two proofs (one from S and the other, W). It makes perfect sense and I welcome them all!
- About two score and seven+ years ago, I began a Lincoln cent collection. I have all, most in AU or better & am upgrading to MS as possible.
- I collect all coins minted 1809, 1859, 1909, 1959, and 2009. Lincoln and C.Darwin were both born in 1809. The latter published his "On the Origin of Species.." in 1859, the Lincoln cent debuted in 1909, and after that it just seemed like a good way to show the evolution of US coinage. Most non-nums to whom I've shown these react with the phrase, "I had no idea!" That alone shows their worth.
- I've completed MS sets of Jeffersons & MS specimens of other 5 nickels; Franklins done. Roosies mostly done. I enjoy hunting for WLH and "winged liberty" dimes.
-- If I left my early Washington quarter book at one of y'alls house, please ring me up.
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 Posted 06/07/2016  4:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add one_fine_dime to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would prefer uncirculated (business strike) to proof.

commems - can you please provide a link to this information? Thanks!
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 Posted 06/07/2016  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I might be interested in this. It is definitely in my budget, unlike the gold coin.
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 Posted 06/07/2016  11:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jack jeckel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I thought this one was supposed to be an ASE with edge lettering.

Are they going to squeeze 1 oz of .999 silver with a decent design into a 3/4 sized UHR design.
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 Posted 06/16/2016  08:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One of the committee members (Gary Marks) posted this on his Facebook page. I'm sure he wouldn't mind me sharing it.....

I am super excited to have just found out that production of the 2016 Liberty High Relief Silver Medal is currently underway at the U.S. Mint. During my tenure as the chairman of the CCAC (the Mint's design review committee) I worked hard along with members of my committee to revive images of "Liberty" on U.S. coins and medals. This silver medal is the result of our efforts.
I am super excited now because it was so difficult to make this happen and there were numerous times I was almost certain we had failed or that the program was headed in a hopelessly wrong direction. I am most excited that Mint leadership finally followed the Committee's recommendation to produce this medal as a silver proof (rather than an uncirculated version). It also appears they accepted the Committee's recommendation to produce the medal at both the San Francisco and West Point Mints and to use mint marks designating those mints.
I am very pleased also that plans to produce another silver Liberty medal are in the works for 2017. Hopefully these Liberty medals will become an annual series (also a Committee recommendation). It is my further hope that collectors will support this program with strong sales as a demonstration to the Mint's leadership team and key Members of Congress that "Liberty" does indeed sell.
Ultimately I want Miss Liberty to be restored to our circulating coinage. A successful medals program might help give that challenging goal a much needed push.
Congratulations are in order to the following artists who together created the artwork for this medal: Justin Kunz, obverse designer; Phebe Hemphill, obverse sculptor; Paul C. Balan, reverse designer; and Don Everhart, reverse sculptor. Outstanding work all!




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 Posted 06/16/2016  2:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice design!
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 Posted 06/16/2016  2:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This does look better than I thought it would


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 Posted 06/17/2016  12:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well said.
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 Posted 07/22/2016  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The American Liberty medal goes on sale on August 23, 2016 at Noon.


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 Posted 07/22/2016  11:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll sign up for one of these.
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 Posted 07/23/2016  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am glad I tuned into this thread ...

What will the production limit be?
Household limit?
Price range?

I will be looking forward to having a set of these in my collection.

And if helps support a cause to get Liberty back on our coins, sign me up.

Maybe we should start a movement to put the last design of Liberty on
each denomination. Well ..with a little modern updating.

We should have
Indian Head cent - Liberty in feathered headdress
Liberty head nickel - a little updating the design would be good
Winged Liberty dime - Mercury dime
Standing Liberty quarter - no changes needed
Walking Liberty half - same as above.

I think the American public would love this. And what collector would
not love having modern proof sets of classic coins.

Then the mint could go back to a design change every 25 years.
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