Fifty Dollars Pattern, United States, 1877

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Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Liberty head with coronet facing left; stars around, date below. Reverse: Eagle with shield, denomination below. William Barber, father of famed U.S. Mint designer Charles E. Barber, was the designer here. Perhaps ten copper patterns from this combination of dies including this specimen are known.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1877
obverse designer
Barber, William
reverse designer
Barber, William
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
copper (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 51 mm; 2 in
ID Number
1985.0441.2017
catalog number
1985.0441.2017
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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