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Carolyn Whitlock

In the advertisement from 1976 that is listed above, it says a limited number of bronze freedom bells were available at $50.00. The “regular” Gorham Freedom Bell sold for $19.76. That, of course, doesn’t necessarily represent today’s price. You say that the bronze ones were in a limited edition of 9800. That’s not really a small number of bells when you consider how many bicentennial bells of all sorts were made by many different companies. Although it’s a nice bell, it’s not all that rare.

The ad says, “Designed as a beautiful reminder of our proud heritage, The Freedom Bell has been handsomely cast in Ameralloy, a revolutionary new metal with the glowing patina of a cherished antique. 10 1/2” tall from the bottom to the top of its polished wood handle, it has a full-bodied tone that’s rich and resonant. Inscribed with its name and Bicentennial dates on the front, and the last words from the song America on the back, The Freedom Bell stands as an expression of American freedom.”

There are several Freedom Bells currently listed on a popular online auction site that range in asking/bidding prices from $.99 to $24.95. A brass one is listed for $19.99. You may want to follow these listings for awhile to see what they sell for today.

Good luck!