5 Dollars, United States, 1825/1

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
date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
overall: .2 cm x 2.51 cm; 3/32 in x in
place of issue
United States
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catalog number
accession number
Coins, Currency and Medals
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
The Value of Money
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Mint
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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