Famous Historic U.S. Coin Designs Reborn in New 1 oz Silver Rounds

February 14th, 2013 by

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Ever wish you could have a pristine sample of famous historic U.S. coins?  Gainesville Coins has the next best thing! We have just received six new 1 oz silver rounds from the same designer and mint as our blockbuster “Buffalo” silver round, depicting famous coins in U.S. history:

  • The Draped Bust Liberty Dollar (1798-1804): This design, by the first Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint Robert Scott, was the second silver dollar design in U.S. history, after the short-lived “Flowing Hair” dollar of 1795-1797. This coin featured the draped bust of Lady Liberty, and a reverse of an American Bald Eagle. The first three years’ mintage, from 1795 to 1797, featured a skinny bald eagle. This was replaced with the heraldic bald eagle featured on this reproduction in 1798.
  • The Morgan Silver Dollar (1878-1904, 1921): This silver dollar was designed by George T. Morgan of the U.S. Mint as a supplement to the gold dollar coin. The Morgan dollar is still a very popular coin for both silver investors as well as coin collectors.
  • The Indian Head Gold Eagle (1907-1933): Augustus Saint-Gaudens is considered by many to be the greatest designer of U.S. coins in history. In addition to the famous Double Eagle $20 gold piece, he also designed the $10 Gold Eagle of 1907.
  • Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar (1916-1947): The Walking Liberty silver half dollar was designed by A.A. Weinman, who also designed the famous Mercury Dime. This beautiful design of Liberty striding towards the sun was revived as the design for the American Silver Eagle bullion coin.
  • The Winged Liberty “Mercury: Dime (1916-1945): The A.A. Weinman-designed Winged Liberty silver dime is more popularly known as the Mercury Dime, as the image of Liberty in a winged cap was mistaken for the Roman god Mercury when the coin debuted in 1916.
  • The Silver “Peace Dollar” (1921-1928, 1934-1935): The “Peace Dollar” silver dollar replaced the Morgan dollar as America’s dollar coin in 1921. Designed by Anthony de Francisci, the theme of “Peace” to celebrate “the end of all wars” was popular with an American public horrified and exhausted by the carnage of WWI.

These coins have the same obverse and reverse of the original coins, with the exception of having the denomination replaced with the legend “ONE TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER,” and of course being the size of a standard 1 oz silver bullion round.

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Gainesville Coin continues to carry the Buffalo Silver Round, which is the most popular product we offer. Together, these seven rounds capture the most famous designs in the history of U.S. coinage, while offering the investment benefits of 99.9% pure silver.