United States, Five Dollars, Proof, 1836

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left, hair bound with a fillet, stars surrounding, date below. Reverse: Eagle, denomination. This coin is one of two proof half eagles dated 1836. They may have been struck to commemorate the admission of Arkansas as the twenty-fifth state. Eminent numismatic researcher Walter Breen asserted that belief in his encyclopedia of U.S. coins.
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Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
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struck (overall production method)
overall: dia. 22.5 mm; wt. 8.354 g
place of issue
United States
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Coins, Currency and Medals
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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