United States, Five Dollars, Proof, 1837

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left, hair bound with a fillet, stars surrounding, date below. Reverse: Eagle, denomination. This variety for 1837 half eagles with a large date on the obverse and a large 5 for the denomination on the reverse is believed to be unique.
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Object Name
Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
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struck (overall production method)
overall: dia. 22.4 mm; wt. 8.402 g
place of issue
United States
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catalog number
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Coins, Currency and Medals
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Political 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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