Silver Dollar

Description
Coins, like this silver dollar, were hoarded at the outbreak of war. This coin had inherent value because it was made from a precious metal. By 1862 metallic coins were rarely found in circulation. The Federal Government and private businesses alike felt the pressure to keep their financial and economic interests in check. Both thought the solution was to introduce new forms of currency.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1861
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: wt. 26.705 g
place made
United States
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1985.0441.0609
accession number
1985.0441
catalog number
1985.0441.0609
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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