On the Silver Don’t Tread On Me Round, you will find some of the most inspiring images and phrases from the era of the American Revolution. As American colonists grew tired of taxation and governance from distant, foreign leaders, public sentiment was stirred by images and phrases that evoked a sense of patriotism and urged action. Right now, 1 oz Silver Don’t Tread On Me Eternal Vigilance Rounds are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Rounds ship to you inside of protective flips, tubes of 20, or boxes of 500!
- Features designs reminiscent of the American Revolution era!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- A coiled snake is featured on the obverse.
- The American bald eagle stands vigilant on the reverse.
- Reverse art by Thomas D. Rogers.
Each 1 oz Silver Don’t Tread On Me Eternal Vigilance Round in this product listing comes to you with a protective plastic capsule for individual rounds. If you purchase multiples, your rounds will ship in tubes of up to 20 rounds or boxes of 500 rounds with 25 tubes in total. All silver rounds are available in brand-new condition.
The combined phrases of “Don’t Tread on Me” and “eternal vigilance” trace to the American Revolution. The former phrase was used on the unit flag of South Carolina militia serving during the Revolutionary War. The phrase was a defiant stance that reflects the American spirit that an overseas government had no place in controlling the daily lives of American colonists.
Eternal vigilance refers to the longer phrase “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” The phrase is often attributed to Founding Father and President, Thomas Jefferson. There is no proven historical record that he uttered these words, but it was a true statement on the price America had paid for its freedom. To remain free, America had to remain on guard.
On the obverse of 1 oz Silver Don’t Tread on Me Eternal Vigilance Rounds is the image of the coiled snake created by Benjamin Franklin for a political cartoon in 1754. It was released with the phrase “Join or Die” in the cartoon to encourage the American colonies to join together in the French and Indian War. It was later used on the Gadsden flag alongside the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me.”
The reverse face of 1 oz Don’t Tread on Me Eternal Vigilance Rounds includes a design from Thomas D. Rogers. A former US Mint engraver and artist, Rogers created the Eagle soaring above America used on the Platinum American Eagle bullion coins. This design represents the phrase “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” The American bald eagle stands ready to fight with arrows in a sheaf under its feet, but is hopeful for peace with the olive branch.
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