United States, Ten Dollars, Pattern, 1874

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty, date below. Reverse: Inscription about the coin's weight and metallic fineness in center, domestic denomination and foreign equivalents in surrounding cartouches. This pattern was part of the drive towards a coin with the potential for easy international acceptance.
A dozen or so are known in copper, a few others in other metals. They are called Bickford patterns after Dana Bickford, who proposed the convertibility idea.
[reference no. Judd 1375]
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1874
mint
U.S. Mint, Philadelphia
Physical Description
bronze (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: dia. 35 mm; wt. 14.872 g
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1985.0441.2016
accession number
1985.0441
catalog number
1985.0441.2016
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
See more items in
Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
United States Mint
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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