United States, Five Dollars, Proof, 1837

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1837
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. 22.4 mm; wt. 8.402 g
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1985.0441.0283
catalog number
1985.0441.0283
accession number
1985.0441
subject
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
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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