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
Date made
1816
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
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
ID Number
NU.244872.0008
accession number
244872
catalog number
244872.0008
Credit Line
Cox, R E
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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