The Gold Bar Whiskey Coin
Each individually numbered 750mL glass bottle of Gold Bar® Whiskey features an iconic ‘Lady of Fortune’ solid brass replica, collector-grade Gold Bar Whiskey Coin pressed into every unique bottle. The coin embodies the Californian spirit, true American craftsmanship and company history. It is minted one-by-one at America’s oldest operating private mint, whose history dates back to 1835 and predates the introduction of the legal tender banknote.
Lady of Fortune Gold Bar Whiskey Coin
Measuring 39mm in diameter, the Lady of Fortune Gold Bar Whiskey coin may be detached from the bottle to pass on luck and prosperity.
- The front of the coin is inspired by the world’s most renowned heroines of victory and embodies the Californian spirit of entrepreneurship, hard work and determination.
- The rocks and pickaxe on her left-side represent grit, hard work and effort.
- Her right-side represents the fruits of her labor and she holds the three harvested grains of Gold Bar Whiskey: corn, rye and barley while standing on a precipice of gold bars.
- The Lady of Fortune stands in front of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where the California Gold Rush occurred from 1848 to 1855.
The back of the coin includes the phrase “may her light reveal your fortunes path.”
- The celestial symbol of enlightenment is the all-seeing eye, enclosed by a triangle and bordered by the three types of wheat: corn, rye and barley.
- The letters G, B and C representing the Gold Bar Bottle Company appear inside the triangle and are surrounded by our company’s location, San Francisco, California.
The following images were taken at the mint and highlight the true American craftsmanship behind the minting process that created the collector-grade coins shared with each unique bottle.
Steven Noble, Artist
Award winning, internationally renowned Californian artist, Steven Noble illustrated the Lady of Fortune Gold Bar Whiskey coin at his home studio, in Sonoma County, just outside of San Francisco. He specializes in the scratchboard medium, which is considered by many to be one of the most difficult artistic mediums to master. This traditional method is used for creating currency and bond certificates and other highly detailed, textured artwork. In addition to scratchboard, Steven is also equally proficient in the woodcut, line art, pen and ink, engraving artistic styles as well.
The Lady of Fortune image was etched by hand, one scratch at a time. The black ink is removed to reveal white below for a unique work of art with realistic quality.
In addition to designing the Lady of Fortune coin, Steven Noble was commissioned to create many internationally recognized logos and ad campaigns including the Coors Light Rocky Mountains, Exxon-Mobil, JP Morgan, Mercedes Benz and American Express Centurion.
The following images were taken in Steven Noble’s home studio, in Sonoma County, just outside of San Francisco, California.