United States, Five Dollars, 1812

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Draped bust of Liberty facing left, wearing a Liberty cap; thirteen stars. Reverse: Eagle, motto E PLURIBUS UNUM, denomination below. Early United States gold coin bearing this date and denomination are surprisingly common. However, this piece is distinctly uncommon due to its superb condition.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1812
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 mm; wt. 8.731 g
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1985.0441.0145
catalog number
1985.0441.0145
accession number
1985.0441
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
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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