Sons of Liberty Type II with Liberty Bell Reverse | BU Commemorative Bullion Series 2017
(Limited Mintage: 500)
Prior to the American Revolution there were many instances and individuals who were passionately involved in the protection of the Thirteen American Colonies. One such organization that was created was the Sons of Liberty, a secret society formed to fight taxation by the British government, playing a major role in the Stamp Act in 1765.
As a formal underground organization, the Sons of Liberty promoted a unified inter-Colonial effort resisting taxes and laws whose motto became “No taxation without representation”. They would often issue anonymous summons to a “Liberty Tree” for public meetings with well-known organizers and leaders such as Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and the now infamous traitor Benedict Arnold.
- Contains 1 oz. Troy of .999 Fine Silver
- Obverse:Crossed muskets protected by shield bearing a representation of the Liberty Tree. Flanked by the title “Sons of Liberty” and an ornamental banner “EST. 1765” Encircled by a motto adopted by modern self-proclaimed Sons of Liberty, “I AM THE DESCENDANT OF MEN WHO WOULD NOT BE RULED”. Roman numeral 3% privy mark surrounded by stars.
- Reverse:Liberty Bell on a burst of radials, encircled by “PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT THE LAND” across the top, and a banner with “1 TROY OUNCE .999 FINE AG” under the bell, flanked by two stars.
- Weight: 1 troy ounce
- Purity:.999 fine
- Edge: Reeded
- Diameter: 39 mm
- Thickness: 3.10 mm
- Design by: Mark Bogani