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225th Anniversary Silver Four-Medal Set. Coin vs Metal

UtahCoinUtahCoin Posts: 5,345 ✭✭✭✭✭

When I first saw the 4 medal set at the Denver ANA show I thought it was about the best design I'd seen from the Mint in a long time, especially the reverse eagle. Maybe at a subconscious level the eagle reminded me of the Gobrecht Dollar eagle.

My questions.
1. Would this have had more interest (i.e. sales) if it were a coin rather than a medal?
2. Who and how decided this should be a medal and not a coin?

My apologies if this has been discussed before, if it has I guess I missed it.

I used to be somebody, now I'm just a coin collector.
Recipient of the coveted "You Suck" award, April 2009 for cherrypicking a 1833 CBHD LM-5, and April 2022 for a 1835 LM-12, and again in Aug 2012 for picking off a 1952 FS-902.


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    BackroadJunkieBackroadJunkie Posts: 3,745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You mean you didn't read all 400 posts in the AmLib set thread? Gasp... :wink:

    If this were to be a coin, the set never would have been made. It would have needed an act of congress, and I doubt they'd authorize another legal tender coin.

    The only legal tender coins the mint can issue on its own has to be in gold. That's why the AmLib gold is a coin, and the silver rounds are medals. That only needs TreasSec to sign off on it. This is clearly stated in our coinage laws.

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