Five Dollar Coin Pattern, United States, 1865

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Liberty head wearing coronet, date below. Reverse: Eagle, denomination below.
This coin bears the motto IN GOD WE TRUST in the year before it was adopted for circulating coinage. Specialists refer to this piece as a Rarity-8 pattern by which they mean that only two or three are known. [reference no. Judd 445]
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Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 21.6 mm; 27/32 in
place of issue
United States
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Coins, Currency and Medals
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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Visitor Comments

4/22/2015 1:15:31 PM
Bob Judd
What does the reference number, Judd 445 indicate/mean? As a Judd, I am curious.
4/30/2015 9:55:17 AM
Melissa Ludke, Project Assistant
The "Judd 445" reference number refers to the book, United States Pattern, Experimental and Trial Pieces by collector and author, Dr. J. Hewitt Judd. "Judd numbers" are often used to identify various coins.
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