United States, Two and a Half Dollars, Proof, 1841

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left, with coronet; stars around, date below. Reverse: Eagle, denomination. Only proof quarter eagles were minted in 1841, and the coins have been recognized as rarities for nearly a century. This is one of eleven specimens that have been confirmed. Oddly enough, most entered circulation and only later were recognized as rarities.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1841
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: 18 mm; 23/32 in
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1991.0357.0015
catalog number
1991.0357.0015
accession number
1991.0357
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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