United States, Fifty Cents, Planchet, 1816

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. A fire at the Mint in January 1816 brought silver and gold coinage to a halt for months. No 1816 half dollars were struck. Someone letter-punched this planchet by hand by way of commemoration.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1816
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 33 mm; 1 5/16 in
place of issue
United States
ID Number
NU*244872.0008
accession number
244872
catalog number
244872.0008
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Cox, R E
Related Publication
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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