designer Adolph A. Weinman, who designed some of America’s most
memorable coins, appears on the latest coin from Tuvalu.
by ModernCoinMart staff artist Charles D. Daughtrey,
the 1-ounce .999 fine silver $1 was minted by the Perth Mint of
Australia. This is the second coin in a series of exclusive coins that
were minted for release at the American Numismatic Association World’s
Fair of Money.
released the first coin in the series, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, last
year at the same event.
See the first coin in the series issued in 2014
was commissioned to work with other artists he knew, such as
Saint-Gaudens and James Earle Fraser, as a part of the so-called
“Renaissance of American Coinage” that occurred between 1907 and 1916.
U.S. circulating coin designs were changed to have a more distinctly
American appeal, with representations of Americana of the time period.
Two of the coins with new designs — the Winged Head Liberty (or “Mercury”) dime and the
Walking Liberty half dollar — were designed by Weinman.
latter design, for the U.S. half dollar's obverse, accompanies an
image of the designer on the reverse of the 2015 coin from Tuvalu.
the left, the reverse shows Weinman in a three-quarter front view. To
the right of his portrait is an obverse view of a Walking Liberty half
dollar. The Walking Liberty design bears a “glass bead” semi-frosted
finish to contrast with the heavy frost on the Weinman effigy.
logo of the ANA appears on Weinman’s left shoulder.
See the original Walking Liberty half dollar design
and current prices
Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse
with TUVALU, the denomination and other inscriptions.
1-ounce coin has a mintage limit of 1,000 pieces.
of the coin are available in original packaging or in graded and
encapsulated by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., at the Proof-69 Ultra Cameo
and Proof-70 Ultra Cameo grade. The NGC graded coins that were
available at the ANA show have a grading insert with special text,
“Chicago ANA Releases.”
options are accompanied by the original government packaging, which
includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Daughtrey.
pricing was available to attendees of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in
Chicago, where the coins were first offered.
coins will be offered through the MCM website beginning around Aug. 18.
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