One Dollar Coin Pattern, United States, 1882

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
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
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struck (overall production method)
overall: 38.1 mm; 1 1/2 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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