One Dollar Coin Pattern, United States, 1882

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United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Liberty facing right, date below. Reverse: Defiant eagle facing right, denomination below. This pattern by designer George T. Morgan essentially turned his earlier concepts around, with Liberty and the national bird both facing in the opposite direction to their positions on the pattern dollar of 1879. Liberty wears an earring (rather cleverly made into the federal shield). About a dozen including this one of these pattern dollars are known. Morgan created a very similar half dollar, and a very similar quarter dollar, that same year. [reference no. Judd 1702]
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Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 38.1 mm; 1 1/2 in
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Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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