WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales of the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals on August 23 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The one-ounce silver medals are struck at the United States Mint at West Point (product code UH9) and the United States Mint at San Francisco (product code UH10) with a mintage limit of 12,500 per medal. Each medal is encapsulated and placed in an elegant blue velvet presentation case with a certificate of authenticity.
The obverse (heads) of both medals features a modern depiction of Liberty that evokes the ideals of liberty, courage, and hope. It was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designer Justin Kunz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.
The medals’ reverse (tails) depicts an American eagle rising in flight, gripping a branch in its talons as an embodiment of freedom. It was designed by AIP designer Paul C. Balan and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.
The 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals are priced at $34.95 each. Orders will be accepted via the bureau’s online catalog at https://www.catalog.usmint.gov/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available at https://www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of August 23, 2016, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.