5 Dollars, United States, 18251

5 Dollars, United States, 1825/1

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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.
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date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
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gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
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overall: .2 cm x 2.51 cm; 3/32 in x in
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Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Mint
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Data Source
National Museum of American History