It is Silverporn Saturday once again! WOW, time sure flies... I thought I just posted an article yesterday using this tag initiated by my bestie, siverd510 to showcase some or any precious metal.
When it comes to generic silver, I lean towards American iconic designs, like Lady Liberty.
I am very pleased to have added to my stack this silver round depiction of America's Lady Liberty. It is a lovely toner with both sides having an attractive patina, predominantly gold, magenta, amethyst, and azure at the margins. The tips of the devices on the reverse show light hairlines in the fields. It is one of the generic rounds that I treasure.
1781 Libertas Americana Medal
The Libertas Americana in silver is much rarer than its counterpart in copper or bronze. In a letter of April 15, 1783 to Livingston, Benjamin Franklin reveals why: "I enclose one [medal] in silver for the President of Congress and one in copper for yourself. The impression on copper is thought to appear best, and you will soon receive a number for the members." Franklin continues in this vein and mentions that a silver medal had been presented to each minister in the French court. Still, between the added expense of silver and the perceived aesthetic superiority of copper, it is little surprise that few examples were struck in silver, and more than two centuries of attrition have further limited the supply.
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