2021 Washington Before Boston 2 oz Silver Antiqued €25 Coin NGC MS70 First Day of Issue Exclusive Washington Label
We have a saying at International Coin Alliance, “Behind all the great coins is a great story,” and this is no exception…
One of the earliest & perhaps the most significant victory of the Revolutionary War came on March 17, 1776. Army Colonel Henry Knox transported 59 canons and mortars from western New York to Boston, which at the time was occupied by the British. As soon as the heavy artillery arrived, General George Washington mounted all the cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking the whole city. The british troops woke up that morning and saw all the cannons on the hillside pointed at them and under the threat of attack, the troops fled making Boston the first major city liberated from British rule.
On March 25, 1776, the Continental Congress authorized the production of a gold medal to commemorate the event. They appointed none other than Ben Franklin to supervise & expedite the project to be minted at the Paris Mint!
Over the next few years leading up to America’s 250th birthday, the Paris Mint will be striking some legal tender coins based on historic events of Revolutionary times. This upcoming milestone could be the single most popular numismatic event of our lifetime. The Monnaie de Paris went into the archives of the mint and from the original dies, have retooled the first Congressional Medal, every detail the same as the original.
This coin is struck in 2oz of .999 silver with an antiqued finish and designated as First Day Issue. Only 1,500 were minted for worldwide distribution and these are graded perfect MS 70!
Be sure to grab yours while they are still available and affordable!
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