Four Dollars Pattern, United States, 1879

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Liberty head with flowing hair, facing left; fineness around, date below. Reverse: Large star, denomination below. This is the most common of the Stella patterns. The term Stella comes from the Latin word for star that formed the design on the reverse. It is estimated that 425 examples of this pattern exist. [reference no. Judd 1635]
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Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
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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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