United States, Five Dollars, Pattern, 1878

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left, wearing cap. Reverse: Eagle, denomination below. The fact that this pattern was designed by George T. Morgan comes as no surprise: it looks for all the world like a cut-down, but golden, version of his silver dollar design. [reference no. Judd 1577]
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Object Name
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: .15 cm x 2.15 cm; 1/16 in x 27/32 in
place of issue
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Coins, Currency and Medals
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Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Hughes, Robert
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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