United States, Five Dollars, 1803

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1803
mint
U.S. Mint, Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: dia. 25.2 mm; wt. 8.741 g
place of issue
United States
ID Number
NU*283645.0028
accession number
283645
catalog number
68.159.0164
subject
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
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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