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Four-medal Liberty set goes on sale Oct. 19

Common obverse design of the 225th anniversary medal set.

As Oct. 19 gets closer, potential buyers will have to determine how attractive the Mint’s $199.95 price tag is on a four-medal set of silver Liberty medals.

When sales begin at noon Eastern Daylight Time, buyers will be able to order just two sets each.

Maximum mintage is 50,000.

The Mint 225th anniversary medal set features four one-ounce pieces struck in .999 fine silver.

The head of Miss Liberty on the obverse is depicted as an African-American.

Reverse is a new design of an eagle in flight.

Each of the four pieces has a different finish and is struck at a different mint.

There will be a regular proof version, with an “S” mintmark.

The “P” mint will have a reverse proof finish, where the high points are mirror-like and the field is frosted.

There will be an enhanced uncirculated finish with a “W” mintmark from West Point.

The Denver “D” will appear on a medal with a regular uncirculated finish.

These are not American Eagle legal-tender coins.

In June the Mint offered a regular proof version of this design, but it had a “P” mintmark.

Collectors who like completeness will want one of these in addition to the four-medal set.

This “P” proof is still available from the Mint for $59.95.

There is no mintage limit. Buyers have acquired approximately 45,000 so far.

See the latest Mint Statistics for the latest sales number.

 

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