5 Dollars, United States, 18251

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Capped head of Liberty facing left, stars around, date below. Reverse: Eagle, motto above, denomination below. The obverse die for this proof was created in 1821, then recycled for the production of proof coins a few years later. The coin it produced is called an overstruck 1825 coin, or 1825/1 (1825 over 1821) in technical terms. This is one of two known 1825/1 proof half eagles. Two 1825/4 (1825 over 1824) coins made with a recycled 1824 die have also been discovered.
Object Name
coin
date made
1825
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
Measurements
overall: .2 cm x 2.51 cm; 3/32 in x in
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1985.0441.0199
catalog number
1985.0441.0199
accession number
1985.0441
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Exhibition
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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