2 and 12 Dollar Coin Proof, United States, 1843

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Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left, with coronet; stars around, date below. Reverse: Eagle, denomination. Five proof quarter eagles are known from this year, and two actual sets of 1843 proofs (featuring all denominations struck that year) were created at the Mint. The set transferred to the Smithsonian was broken up and separately housed many years ago; but the other set is said to exist still in its original case.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1843
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
180 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 18 mm; 23/32 in
ID Number
1985.0441.0346
catalog number
1985.0441.0346
accession number
1985.0441
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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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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