The Pobjoy Mint is thrilled to announce a brand new coin to mark the centenary of the transition of the Morgan greenback to the Peace greenback to “commemorate this important evolution of American Freedom”.
The design on this brand-new 2oz Proof High quality Silver coin has been produced with a pearl black end within the middle with a silver rim and exhibits the 2 profile photos of the portrait representing Liberty and the portrait of the Goddess of Liberty representing Peace. The dates 1921 – 2021 are proven beneath the 2 busts. The lustrous “Pearl Black” end is a particular approach adopted by Pobjoy Mint.
The Morgan greenback was minted from 1878 to 1904 after which once more in 1921. The coin was named after its designer, United States Mint Chief Engraver George T. Morgan, and the obverse depicts a profile portrait representing Liberty. George T. Morgan was born in Birmingham, England, the place he labored as a die engraver.
The Peace Greenback was minted from 1921 to 1928 after which once more in 1934 and 1935. It was designed by Anthony de Francisci on account of a contest to seek out designs representing Peace. The design confirmed the top of the goddess of Liberty in profile.
In 1876, the US Mint Director started efforts to revamp the US silver greenback. He contacted the Deputy Grasp of the Royal Mint in London, searching for a die-sinker who could be keen to take the place of Assistant Engraver on the US Mint. George T. Morgan was extremely really useful and he started working for the US Mint. In 1917 he turned the Chief Engraver till he died in 1925. Subsequently, an English engraver, who labored on the British Royal Mint, was behind the design of essentially the most well-known silver greenback.
Authorized by Buckingham Palace, this coin carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced solely by Pobjoy Mint.
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