1976 Silver Official Philadelphia Bicentennial Medal

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  • Sold Date: Jun 25, 2011
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You are bidding on one 1976 SILVER Official Philadelphia Bicentennial Medal-.999 Silver The picture shows the one you will receive. Nice 1976 Official Silver Philadelphia Bicentennial Medal to add to your collection-issued to Commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the American Revolution and contains .999 pure Silver! You get the one pictured. Includes numbered (602) storage display box and a Informational brochure.

THE DESIGN

The face of the medal deplete a 70-year-old Benjamin Franklin as he might have appeared during g the deliberations of the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1776. The portrait of Franklin, by sculptor Frank Casparro, was based on extensive research of sculpture and paintings by 18th century American and European artists as well as Gasparro'a own life-size limestone statue of the great statesman com� pleted in 1942 for Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin High School.

To the left of Franklin is Philadelphia's Liberty Bell, inter� national symbol of freedom. Completing the design are a border of 13 stars, representing the original colonies who adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

The reverse design features a stylized American eagle, holding an olive branch, superimposed on Independence Hall, site of the Second Continental Congress which voted to raise an
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