The U.S. Mint’s Web site has been updated to included images and other product information for the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals, which will become available on August 23 for the price of $34.95 each.
The two medals are being produced at the San Francisco Mint and West Point Mint, respectively, and are struck using one-ounce 99.9% silver planchets normally reserved for American Silver Eagles. They carry a Proof finish with a smooth edge, and measure 40.6 mm in diameter.
Product limits of 12,500 pieces have been assigned to each of the two medals, with orders limited to two units per household. The Mint does not set mintage limits for its medals, so it remains to be seen whether these issues will be made available as part of another product.
The medals carry the obverse and reverse designs originally created for the 2016 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, released in July of last year. The obverse features a modern rendition of Liberty created by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. LIBERTY and 2016 are inscribed in the medal’s field.
The reverse carries an image of an eagle designed by Paul C. Balan and sculpted by Don Everhart. The mint mark appears in the field, while UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is inscribed along the rim of the medal.
Each 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal will come packaged in a velvet presentation case with a certificate of authenticity. For more information, please visit the Web site of the U.S. Mint.