United States, Five Dollars, Proof, 1836

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1836
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: dia. 22.5 mm; wt. 8.354 g
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1985.0441.0275
catalog number
1985.0441.0275
accession number
1985.0441
See more items in
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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