United States, Five Dollars, Proof, 1840

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left, with coronet; stars around, date below. Reverse: Eagle, denomination (FIVE D.). Artist Christian Gobrecht redesigned the half eagle in 1839. His concepts were retained all the way down to 1908, with only minor changes. This is one of only two proofs known.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1840
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: 2 mm x 22.5 mm; 3/32 in x 7/8 in
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1985.0441.0311
catalog number
1985.0441.0311
accession number
1985.0441
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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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