The 2 oz Silver Getz Washington round pays tribute to one of America’s earliest prototype coins. In 1791, head of the Senate coinage committee Robert Morris drafted legislation that would provide for the establishment of a federal mint. Morris hired Peter Getz and other engravers to make sample coins in anticipation of the new mint. In 1792, Getz made 30-40 silver Washington prototypes to be distributed to the 26 senators, and 100-150 copper versions to be distributed to 66 congressmen and other dignitaries. Getz struck the pieces in the coach house of John Harper, a metallurgical expert and fellow Philadelphia resident. The equipment he used was later moved to the first US Mint location in Philadelphia.
Today, the Intaglio Mint 2 oz Silver Getz Washington round celebrates the original 1792 pre-US Mint prototype. This Silver Getz Washington round is intricately sculpted in high relief from 2 oz .999 pure silver. Each round is a substantial 6 mm thick with a beautiful reeded edge. Add one of these exquisite and historic rounds to your collection today!
The obverse features the left-profile bust of George Washington in military attire, akin to the obverse of the original Getz Washington prototype. “G. WASHINGTON. PRESIDENT. I.” and “1792” is inscribed around the image within a circle of 18th-Century-style dentils.
The reverse is also reminiscent of the original Getz Washington round, featuring the raised wing American Eagle clutching an olive branch of peace and the arrows of war in its talons. 15 stars rise above its head and the outer rim encircled with dentils. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and the round’s weight, purity, and metal content is inscribed around the image.
Each 2 oz Silver Getz Washington round was produced at the privately-held Intaglio Mint. Intaglio is renowned for being a leader in the superior design and production of bullion that commemorates events, places, and iconic figures throughout history. Its experienced team of artisans combines high-grade materials and meticulous craftsmanship to create stunning, exquisite pieces that perfectly intersect the worlds of art and investment. When you buy a piece from Intaglio Mint, you’re not only making a fine addition to your precious metals portfolio, but you are also adding a beautiful, memorable keepsake that will be appreciated for generations to come.
Your 2 oz Silver Getz Washington round arrives in a protective flip. Orders of 10 or more coins come in tubes.Place your secure order online now by clicking on the product and selecting “add to cart”. Or, speak to one of our knowledgeable, friendly customer service representatives at 800-313-3315.
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|2 troy oz
|.999 Fine Silver