The United States Mint will open sales of the 2024 Liberty & Britannia gold coin and silver medal later today. The one-ounce gold coin and one-ounce silver medal will be available starting at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on the United States Mint’s website. Only 10,000 gold coins will be produced, while 75,000 silver medals will be minted.
Following a successful joint project in 2021 featuring the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage coins and medals, the United States Mint and The Royal Mint are working together once again on a different type of project. This one features a unique design collaboration between the Chief Engravers of two of the world’s largest and oldest Mints. The collaborative design features Liberty and Britannia, two historical themes featured on many coins over the years, but never together on one unified design.
The design features allegorical Liberty and Britannia depicted in stoic profile portraits featuring complementary and balancing elements suggestive of the faces on a playing card. Their appearance identifies each figure; Liberty carries a torch and is adorned with stars, while Britannia wields a trident and wears a Corinthian helmet. Inscriptions will be appropriate for each nation.