Set of 2 Super Tiny Copper and Silver Replica US Coins
Two tiny coins!
This design is a miniature replica of the US $20 gold piece designed by acclaimed art-deco sculptor Augustus St-Gaudens and minted from 1907 to 1933. Allegorical figure of Liberty on obverse, with the American eagle in flight over a rayed sun on reverse.
- Two coins in each set - one copper and one silver
- Coins are 1 cm each
- Silver coin is 1 gram of .999 fine silver, mint condition
- Copper coin is 1 gram of solid copper, antiqued
The dies for this replica were originally prepared to privately mint a small gold piece that was sold through Sunday Supplements newspaper ads. The detail is quite good, so the ads depicted a close-up of the coin so that it looked much larger than it is, and the specification of the weight in gold was in the small print. They didn't actually lie, but the advertising and marketing was rather deceptive. We, however, aren't trying to deceive, these coins are tiny! Candy banana for scale.
The set contains coins treated to look as if they have been handled and circulated within their world. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science. Coloring and patinas will vary. No two sets are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history, translations, and facts about the coins.
Note—Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope straight from Shire Post Mint. We will make this out to whomever is on the SHIPPING ADDRESS. If you are giving this as a gift and would like a different name on the envelope, please include the recipient's name in the Special Instructions field as you complete your order.
Great gift for the tiny coin collector!
As promised, these coins are adorable! The customer service is fabulous, as well: Messages are answered promptly and thoroughly, items are packaged festively and securely, and orders are shipped in a timely fashion. (Mine shipped almost before I placed it. ^_~) There truly are so many reasons that I keep coming back to Shire Post Mint! <3