Twenty-Five Cents Coin Pattern, United States, 1891

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Capped Liberty head right, date below. Reverse: Heraldic eagle, stars and clouds above, denomination below. This pattern incorporates all of the designs to be introduced on circulating quarters in the following year. However, the clouds on the pattern design were removed before production commenced. Two specimens of this pattern exist, both at the Smithsonian Institution. [reference no. Judd 1761]
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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: 24.3 mm; 31/32 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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