2019 American Liberty Gold Coin and Silver Medal Images

by Mike Unser on July 30, 2019 · 36 comments

The United States Mint unveiled images of its high reliefs American Liberty 1-ounce gold coin and 2.5-ounce silver medal. The 2019-dated collectibles are scheduled to launch Aug. 15 at yet to be announced finishes and limits.

2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin

U.S. Mint images of its high relief 2019-W American Liberty Gold Coin (obverse and reverse)

Introduced in 2015, the U.S. Mint’s series of American Liberty products feature modern interpretations of Lady Liberty that embody the ideals of freedom and equality.

The West Point Mint-struck 2019 American Liberty gold coin is in an ounce of 24-karat gold and has a diameter of 1.2 inches. Its price can change weekly based on the Mint’s gold coin pricing matrix, with its opening price published on the day before its release. The 2019 American Liberty medal at 2.5 ounces in .999 fine silver marks a first for its size in modern U.S. Mint history. Priced at $99.95, it is produced at the Philadelphia Mint to a diameter of about 2 inches.

Both pieces share the same obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) designs, which came from passed over designs that had originally been submitted for the 2015- and 2017-dated American Liberty coins and medals.

2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin - angled

U.S. Mint images of the gold coin from an angle

Obverses depict Liberty with 13 rays of light, symbolizing the free and creative spirit of America’s people, emanating along her headdress. Richard Masters created the design and Joseph Menna executed its sculpting. It was favored by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) when they reviewed American Liberty design candidates last year.

2019 American Liberty High Relief Silver Medal

U.S. Mint images of its high relief 2019 American Liberty Silver Medal (obverse and reverse)

Designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, reverses show a bald eagle as it prepares to land. Its feathers are different from the original design candidate, changed following concerns from the CCAC that they lacked proper rendering.

2019 American Liberty High Relief Silver Medal - angled

U.S. Mint images of the silver medal from an angle

The CFA recommended the design over others, noting that "the radial pattern of the eagle’s wing would pair well with the headdress on the obverse." The original design was the CCAC’s second preference, losing some support because of the since modified feathers.

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Salivate Metal
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The Anecephalic American Liberty Coin.

Chas Barber
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Her HEAD sure looks bizarre I agree, no bun no hair on top of head? Mullet chick!!!!

Morgan
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Morgan

She’s wearing a headdress, so of course the hair on the top of her head is not visible. The coin is a beautiful homage to the $10 Saint-Gaudens gold coin of 1907 and one of the best designs, obverse and reverse, the Mint has come up with in years. If you’re buying it to flip it, probably not a good investment. If you’re buying it for your collection, a sure winner.

Chas Barber
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Pass. I am not a ‘flipper’ & been in the mint game sine 1968….and this coin has problems IMHO as many recent coins are not ergonomic or make no sense (see all the left handed rifles in WW1 & War in PAc issue, is everyone a lefty!?) As for this the skullcap lets the hair on top of her head sho & then in the middle I don’t know what if you say so ok. I collect a lot, but not coins I don’t care for especially when they are ‘medals’ buy if you like just IMHO kinda FREAKISH & a fake art deco attempt…..

Chris
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Chris

I did read somewhere that this design was considered back in 2015 and 2017. I guess thats all thats left so really its a second best design or coin if there using it now. Will see how it does i guess on the 14th. Will be expensive around $1800 im sure. I do have the 2017 version as i think its much rarer now with the hype and controversy was on that coin and 100,000 minted but sales for that one is like at around 43,000 sold as of 2019.

HB Guy
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HB Guy

2017 took 2.5 years to sell 43k because of the fugly Michael Obama design.

Mark Glass
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Mark Glass

Let me guess – you “sent yours back”? Nothing uglier than ignorance.

HB Guy
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HB Guy

I was smart enough not to order a politically correct coin in the first place. If you did, snooze, lose.

Athrose
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Athrose

I’m amazed that something has to be politically correct if it does not reflect white folk. God made us all in his likeness.

HB Guy
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HB Guy

Looks good, and certainly much better than the Michael Obama 2017 design.

Morgan
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Morgan

Who is Michael Obama?

sam tweedy
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sam tweedy

Twin from Kenya????? another dippy–skippy

Chuck
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Chuck

For all the work that went into minting this American Liberty coin for 2019, it sure is ugly!!

lonnie
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lonnie

i totally agree.

Norbert
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Norbert

Not to wild about this piece as well. The only pieces in the last few years that i liked from the U.S. Mint that i purchased graded, Is the 100th anniversary coins (1916-2016), The gold Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter, The Walking Liberty half, As well as the 2019 proof gold Apollo 11 coin.

Michael
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Michael

If this coin circulated 80 years ago, coin collectors would love it.

Morgan
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Morgan

You’re absolutely right, Michael. In fact a coin with a similar obverse circulated 90 years ago and collectors now consider it a classic, one of the most beautiful coins ever produced by the U. S. Mint.

Jake
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Jake

Morgan didn’t you call it the bride of Frankenstein? What changed your mind?

Chas Barber
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Wow, woof woof……a bad try @ “Art Deco” design. FUGULY Obverse, looks like a skullcap or a shaved head??! , too friggin busy- the reverse is nice but a pa$$ from me…… the USM never misses an opportunity to market 2nd tier designs….IMHO

cagcrisp
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cagcrisp

Good looking coin. I don’t buy medals and I don’t see any upside on secondary market for the Gold . I Would purchase the design if it was in 1/20 oz Gold version …

Louis
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Louis

I suspect they will do a tenth oz gold next year, as they did last year with the 2017 design.

cagcrisp
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cagcrisp

Agreed. I will Not give up on my quest for 1/20 oz. Affordable Gold coin…

Sam
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Sam

ironically 1/20 oz would probably be the least affordable of them all! premium on mint prices relative to underlying precious metal is greatest on lighter coins

Jake
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Jake

I think they only did a 1/10 ounce in 2018 to promote the 225th anniversary design from 2017.

ShinyPAQuarters
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ShinyPAQuarters

Pass

Joe Thompson
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Joe Thompson

Coins are designed by Donna Weaver who worked for several toy companies, Kenner Toys and Hasbro, sculpting boy’s action figures and girls toys. Donna became a United States Mint sculptor-engraver in July, 2000 and held the job for 5 1/2 years, retiring in 2006. She is now part of the Artistic Infusion Program at the Mint and designs for specific coin programs……………..THIS IS WHY THE COIN DESIGNS ARE SO TERRIBLE !!!

David Mediate
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David Mediate

“I think our coinage Is of atrocious hideousness”

T. Roosevelt

Chas Barber
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I got dissed as an evil ‘flipper’ for not liking design, hey no one will flip unless it’s like 25k mint max…..even then I pass too much money for this cheesy coin IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO A $10 INDIAN look…..
As TR Jr….. said it’s ‘hideous…’

morgan
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morgan

No one dissed you as an evil “flipper” for not liking the design or dissed you at all for not liking the design.

Tanya
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Tanya

I like it and the kids do too.

Joe Thompson
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Joe Thompson

—which came from passed over designs that had originally been submitted for the 2015- and 2017-dated American Liberty coins and medals.—— Coin designs WERE REJECTED BEFORE…….SO, why are they OK in 2019 !!?? ANSWER: LAZINESS AND LACK OF IMAGINATION.

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

Her hairdo is very strange & unnatural and her head is incomplete with those “radiation” rays being emitted from her skull! lol

NumisdudeTX

Darin Muzzy Sr.
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Darin Muzzy Sr.

That makes it perfect for this program.

Obviously atrocious.

Dustyroads
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Dustyroads

It looks to me as though obverse designer Richard Masters must have suggested that the long hair was going to be a problem, but someone insisted that Liberty had to have long hair. Couldn’t a short haired version of Liberty worked much better with her head dress of rays. I can imagine it now…beautiful!

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

This gold coin will NOT be a Proof. It will be an enhanced Uncirculated coin. 50,000 mintage for the coin & 50,000 mintage for the vastly overpriced 2.5 -ounce silver medal at $99.95.

NumisdudeTX

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

Seth, the High Relief Gold Coin will be sold for $1,940.00 tomorrow.