2017 marked the 225th anniversary of the founding of the United States Mint. Originally consisting of only the Philadelphia Mint, the US Mint has expanded and contracted over more than two centuries in operation. The modern mint system consists of four branches, each of which contributed to the production of a 225th Anniversary Set of silver medals. Now, 2017 American Silver Liberty 225th Anniversary 4-Medal Sets are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
Medal Set Highlights:
- Medal set arrives in an elegant presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Commemorative 225th Anniversary Medal Set!
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 medal sets!
- Contains 4 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in total.
- On the obverse is Lady Liberty in a modern design.
- The reverse features the American bald eagle flapping its wings in flight.
- Four different versions of the medal included in this set.
- Various mint marks from the modern US Mint branch facilities!
The foundation of the United States Mint is rooted in a resolution passed by the Congress of the Confederation, a governing body that oversaw the nation’s transition from colony to independent governance while the Articles of Confederation governed the nation. The Congress of the Confederation authorized the establishment of a national sovereign mint on February 21, 1782.
However, the US Mint was formally founded by the new US Congress with the passage of the Coinage Act of 1792. Originally, the US Mint was placed within the Department of State, but today is part of the Department of the Treasury.
On the obverse of each of the medals in the 2017 American Silver Liberty 225th Anniversary 4-Medal Set is a modern vision of Liberty that captures the identity of America. A multinational country, Liberty is shown here as an African-American woman wearing a star crown based on the star crown from the State of Freedom that tops the US Capitol Building.
The reverse side of the silver medals in the 2017 American Silver Liberty 225th Anniversary 4-Medal Set features the American bald eagle. The eagle is shown in flight with its wings flapping. This side of the medals features a mint mark matching the version of the medal you are viewing.
The silver medals in these four medal sets are available as proof, reverse proof, uncirculated, and enhanced uncirculated versions. The proof medal has the “S” mint mark of the San Francisco Mint. The reverse proof has a “P” mintmark from the Philadelphia Mint. The uncirculated medal was struck at the Denver Mint with a “D” mintmark and the enhanced uncirculated medal has a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
These 2017 American Silver Liberty 225th Anniversary 4-Medal Sets come with individual housings for each medal complete with markings identifying the type and mint of origin for the medal in each slot. The presentation case folds together to prop up for display and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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