United States, Five Dollars, 1803

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Capped bust of Liberty facing right, eight stars behind her head and five stars before. Reverse: Heraldic eagle, clouds and stars above. The Mint struck over thirty-three thousand of these half eagles in 1803. All were made from dies originally dated 1802. This one is among the best preserved.
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Object Name
Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: dia. 25.2 mm; wt. 8.741 g
place of issue
United States
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accession number
catalog number
Coins, Currency and Medals
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Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Lilly, Josiah K
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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