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Hello, I have a Brilliant / mirrror like 1975 Bicentennial medal Commemorating The Battles of Lexington and Concord.On the front is Paul Revere's Bust that appears to be raised & frosted appearance, American * Revolution * Bicentennial above, 1975 , Paul Revere under bust, intials M.G., and the U.S.Mint logo.On rear is Paul Revere Statue with Rifle standing, Lexington ** Concord, and written below is The Shot heard Round The World, and the Initials M.G. beside Paul Revere. This Medal is sealed in Plastic holder and came in a Blue Leather folding box inside on lid is printed in Blue, 1975 Bicentennial Medal Commemorating The battles of Lexington And Concord.It also came with a Description Printed on a folded paper With the US Mint Logo centered with American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976 and below 1975 Bicentennial Commemorative Medal and inside is the complete description of the Obverse and Reverse side of Medal. Whew! So can you help me determine what the composition is of Medal! I also have a similar 1976 Declaration of Independence Medal. I hope you can help or guide me. Thanks for what you do! Jeff Kurtz

Hi Jeff,

Both of these medals were made at the U.S. Mint and contain just under an ounce each of Sterling silver (0.925 pure).

You can find more info about these medals on my web page here :

I hope this helps,


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