2 and 12 Dollar Coin Proof, United States, 1842

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Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left, with coronet; stars around, date below. Reverse: Eagle, denomination. This is one of three proofs known, two of them impaired. This Smithsonian specimen is the only 1842 proof quarter eagle in pristine condition.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1842
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
175 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 18 mm; 23/32 in
ID Number
1985.0441.0335
catalog number
1985.0441.0335
accession number
1985.0441
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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