SOLD: HK-119A 1877 Battle of Saratoga Monument SCD

NGC MS 65 BN Jeff Shevlin Collection

Reference HK-119A (view)
Date 1877
Grade MS 65 BN
Price $595.00
Item # 2020
Metal Bronze

Near TOP POP, only one finer in 66. The holder does not say “PL” but it should, this looks like it was struck as a proof! Obverse depicts British General Burgoyne surrendering to U.S. General Gates, handing Gates his sword in defeat. Reverse depicts the Saratoga Monument a 155 stone obelisk structure. Legend in Latin above translates to “Deliverance of Northwest Territory”. Known as the “Turning Point of America’s Revolutionary War,” the victory at Saratoga boosted American patriot morale and brought vital international aid. This paved the way to winning American independence and creating a nation grounded in the concepts of liberty and freedom for all.