1876todatestatueofliberty - Bicentennial Medals

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Medals of the Bicentennial of the United States of America which depict, in some form, the Statue of Liberty.  I will be adding several medals per week to this collection, so please visit once or twice a month for new updates, and don't hesitate to comment. 
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American Revolution Bicentennial Commission Medal . United States of America, 1976. Medal turn. 33mm, 1.3125 inches, 40.24 grams, 1.16437 troy oz. Fine gold.900 fine.

The official medal of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.

Obverse:  Torso of the Statue of Liberty with rays emanating from her "beacon" light.  50 five pointed stars around the outer rim.  Each side of Statue:  1776//1976/LIFE LIBERTY//AND THE/PURSUIT OF//HAPPINESS.
On Liberty's tablet:  JULY IV/MDCCLXXVI.  Below Statue's robes:  F. GASPARRO
Reverse:  The Great Seal of the United States eagle, with cloudburst above containing 13 five pointed stars.  Around the outer rim:  The ARBC logo pictured, AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL, a second ARBC logo//Below:  WE THE PEOPLE.
Below the eagle's left leg:  EZS

Reeded edge

Sculptor:  Frank Gasparro
United State Mint

Produced in Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Gold Plated Bronze

Gold:  500 pieces 76mm, 3 inches, 455 grams, 13.16572 troy oz. Fine gold.900 fine.  5,000 pieces as noted above.  10,000 pieces, 23 mm.906 inches, 12.787 grams,
.37 troy oz. Fine gold.900 fine.
Sterling Silver:  1,500 pieces 76mm, 3 inches, 263 grams, 7.82147 troy oz. Fine silver.900 fine.  300,000 pieces, 38mm, 1.5 inches, 31.1 grams.92489 troy oz. Fine silver.900 fine.  50,000 pieces 38mm, 1.5 inches gold plated bronze.  650,000 pieces 38mm, 1.5 inches bronze.

This is the medal that launched my collecting interest in Statue of Liberty medals.  I erroneously thought that this was the first medal produced by the United States Mint depicting the Statue of Liberty.  That distinction belongs to the Mint's medal of the Secretary of the Treasury in 1918, William Gibbs McAdoo.  However, I was correct on my second reason for purchasing the intemediate sized gold medal.  It is the first medal produced in gold by the United States Mint that was made available to the public!

This is G8-26 in John Gabriel's Exonumia of Liberty Enlightening the World
 
See America First Token/Medal. United States of America, 1976. 31 mm cupronickle
mintage unknown

Obverse:  The Statue of Liberty at right, a bridge (Brooklyn? or Golden Gate?) at left, and the U.S. Capitol Building in the background.  Around from left:  •SEE AMERICA FIRST•  Below:  OUR COUNTRY
Reverse:  Entire reverse occupied by the ARBC logo and star.
 
American Mint Bicentennial Medal. United States of America, 1976. 20 mm, inch 10kt gold

Obverse:  The head and shoulders of the Statue of Liberty.  To the right above Liberty's head:  1776/1976.  Around from the right:  AMERICAN BICENTENNIAL
Reverse:  The Eagle of the Great Seal with three, five pointed stars above.  Around:  ••200th ANNIVERSARY••Below:  1776-1976
Edge:  Somewhat reeded

Sold in two distince packages.  A black cardboard case marked on the reverse:  AMERICAN COIN COMPANY INC. And a clear plastic case, with a red velvet insert cointaining the medal, and marked "AMERICAN BICENTENNIAL/1776-1976/COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL/GENUINE 10K GOLD".

G8-18, John J. Gabriel, Exonumia of Liberty Enlightening the World
 
American Mint "Friendship and Freedom" Silver Ingot. United States of America, 1976. One ounce.999 silver art bar
Gabriel G8-23; Kidd and Rood, An Indexed Guide to Silver Art Bars, AM-7, 210 pieces; AM-7V, 30 pieces.

Obverse:  At right:  The Statue of Liberty from the waist up, and facing left.  At left:  Four flags, from top down, Quebec?, Original 13 colonies, France, and USA.  Above right over the Statue's head:  FRIENDSHIP/FREEDOM/1776-1976  Botton right:  In a ligature, AM
Reverse:  Type I vertical reverse and referred to as Type 2 reverse.  AMERICAN/MINT, American Mint logo.  Below:  ONE TROY OUNCE/.999 FINE SILVER/SERIAL # 0103.   Type II, AM-7V is a horizontal reverse, referred to as Type 1A reverse.  It reads horizontally, AMERICAN MINT/LIMITED EDITION/(serial number)/  Below:  ONE TROY OUNCE-.999 FINE SILVER .
 
American Symbols Ingot. United States of America, 1976. 26x52mm.999 silver proof ingot.  Gabriel
G8-22;
Kidd and Rood,  AM9V, mintage 150; 
AM9V2, mintage 100

Obverse:  Within a double edge circle: the Statue of Liberty surrounded by 13 five pointed stars.  Within the double circle above:  E-PLURIBUS UNUM.  Below:  LIFE-LIBERTY-HAPPINESS.  At each of four corners pictured, Northwest:  Iwo Jima Flag Raising.  Northeast: Three Patriots.  Southeast:  Lunar Landing Module.  Southwest:  Liberty Bell.  Reverse:  AMERICAN MINT/LIMITED EDITION/0213 (Serial Number).  Below:  ONE TROY OUJNCE-.999 FINE SILVER.  Edge:   Plain

The Type I, AM9 has no legs on the Lunar Module, Serial Numbers 0001 to 0150.
The Type II, AM9V has legs added to the Lunar Module, Serial Numbers 0151 to 0250.
 
no images
A.N.A. Sterling Silver Ingot. United States of America, 1976. 33x57mm rectangle.999 silver mirror proof. 
Gabriel G8-32; Kidd and Rood MAD-156
Mintage:  5,000

Obverse:  Statue of Liberty from the knees up facing front.  At left from the bottom up:  •A.N.A.•NEW YORK•1976•  Top right:  ANA logo with "Lamp of Knowledge".  Reverse:  Serial number (001867)/A.N.A./85TH ANNIVERSARY/CONVENTION/AUGUST 24-29/1976/NEW YORK, N.Y.  In a panel:  MADISON MINT/.999 FINE SILVER ONE OUNCE
Edge:  Plain.
 
Declaration of Independence Medal. United States of America, 1976. 38 mm golden colored aluminum.

Obverse:  The Statue of Liberty, waist up with mountains in background.  Above:  A Spread Eagle, with only arrows in its claws.  Below:  STATUE OF LIBERTY.  Reverse:  Seven Colonial Revolutionaries seated at a table preparing to sign the Declaration of Independence.  Above:  A Spread Eagle, with only arrow in its claws.  Below the men:  JULY 4, 1776.  Around below:  DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.  Edge:  Reeded
Although there is no indication of the maker or the designer, this is remarkably similar to products produced by the Baltimore City Mint.
 
Homage to Patriots of Their Adopted Countries Medal. Portugal, 1976. 38 mm, 1½ inches, bronze

Obverse:  In morderate relief, a very muscular, naked, man seen from behind, carrying a flag (not Portugal's), surfing a pair of dolphins, or seahorses, towards the Statue of Liberty, with the New York City skyline in the background.  Around, from left to right:  HOMENAGEM DO IMIGRANTE LUSO Á SUA PÁTRIA ADOPTIVA.  Under the skyline, at the shore, J. ALVES  Reverse:  A very Germanic Eagle portraying the Great Seal of the United States of America.  Around from left:  BICENTENÃRIO DOS E.U. AMÉRICÃ.  Below:  1976  Edge:  GRAVARIE•LISBOA•PORTUGAL.
 
Jersey City, New Jersey Bicentennial Medal. United States of America, 1976. Three inch bronze high relief

Obverse:  The torso of the Statue of Liberty with rays emanating from her torch/beacon.  Around above:  •AMERICAN•REVOLUTION•BICENTENNIAL• Below:  JERSEY CITY•NEW JERSEY
Background:  Jersey City Skyline with 13 five pointed stars around the Statue.  Each side: 1776//1976
Reverse:  JERSEY CITY/ / / / / / / / /THE CITY NEAREST/THE STATUE OF LIBERTY/AND THE SITE OF THE BATTLE/OF PAULUS HOOK//REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Plain Edge

Also:  38mm, 1½ inch, bronze suspended from a red/white/blue ribbon with added loop for suspension.
 
National Governors' Conference Medal (New York State). United States of America, 1976. 38 mm, 1½ inch, sterling silver proof

Obverse:  A small boat, Sun NY, in the foreground, with three passengers.  Behind the boat, the Statue of Liberty, and left, a windmill, and farther left, what appears to be West Point with several cadets.  At right, behind the Statue, Manhattan.
Reverse:  In a sort of lined pot:  OFFICIAL/BICENTENNIAL/TRIBUTE TO/NEW YORK/1976/The Franklin Mint logo.  Above the pot:  The Great Seal Eagle.  Around from left:  THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS' CONFERENCE
Edge:  Plain, STERLING, ©, Franklin Mint logo, 78, P (Proof)
This medal is part of a philatelic/numismatic cover First Day of Issue, 23 Feb 1976, with the New York 13¢ Bicentennial Stamp.
 
Pennsylvania Bicentennial Commission Medal. United States of America, 1976. 38mm, 1½ inch, Sterling Silver mirror proof

Obverse:  Side by side: At left, a circle with a man, woman, and child, and three "swooshes" ending with a five pointed star.  At right, a globe surrounded by 13 five pointed stars.  Around above:  PENNSYLVANIA BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION•NEA•The Franklin Mint logo•
Reverse:  The Statue of Liberty from the waist up, with an eagle, similar to the half-dollar liberty's eagle, and the Liberty Bell 1976.  Around from left:  MY AMERICA STUDENT BICENTENNIAL COMPETITION.  Designer, JK's initials at base of Statue.
Edge:  Mostly reeded with STERLING, The Franklin Mint Logo, 76, and P (Proof).

Also in bronze.
 
Token and Medal Society 16th Annual Convention Medal. United States of America, 1976. 38mm, 1½ inch, Sterling Silver

Obverse:  Two bald, muscular, men at an anvil creating something metallic/medallic.  Around above:  TOKEN AND MEDAL SOCIETY/EXONUMISTS.  In a cartouche below the anvil:  ORGANIZED/NOV. 19, 1960.  The Franklin Mint Logo is below.
Reverse:  Statue of Liberty torso, right, and a group of nine ethnic subjects, left and below.  Above:  I LIFT/MY LAMP/BESIDE//THE/GOLDEN//DOOR//TAMS 16TH/ANNUAL/CONVENTION/NEW YORK
CITY/AUGUST 1976
Edge:  Mostly reeded, with STERLING, the Franklin Mint Logo, 76, and P (Proof)

Also:  Pewter, and Bronze versions same size.

G8-31, John J. Gabriel, Exonumia of Liberty Enlightening the World
 
Bicentennial Celebration Medal. United States of America, 1976. 38 mm bronze; Obverse same as Gabriel G8-3 from the Congressional Symbols of Liberty.

Obverse:  ¾ high relief of the Statue of Liberty, with clouds behind.  Above:  STATUE OF LIBERTY.  Revese:  Entire Statue of Liberty including base and Fort Wood, at right, with what appears to be the United States Coast Guard training bark, The Eagle, at the left.  Between a star left and right, above:  BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION.  Below:  1976  Edge:  MACO-BRONZE.
 
First Flag Medal. United States of America, 1976. 38 mm very light golden colored aluminum.

Obverse:  The Statue of Liberty, waist up with mountains in background.  Above:  A Spread Eagle, with only arrows in its claws.  Below:  STATUE OF LIBERTY.  Reverse:  An unfurled 13 Star Flag superimposed over the original thirteen colonies map.  Above:  A Spread Eagle, with only arrow in its claws.  Below the flag:  THE FIRST FLAG  Edge:  Reeded
Although there is no indication of the maker or the designer, this is remarkably similar to products produced by the Baltimore City Mint.