United States, Two and a Half 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. Two other quarter eagle proofs have been reported for 1837, although those two may be the same coin, sold in 1904 and kept in hiding for three-quarters of a century!
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1837
mint
U.S. Mint, Philadelphia
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
Measurements
overall: dia. 18.3 mm; wt. 4.184 g
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1985.0441.0284
catalog number
1985.0441.0284
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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