50 Cents, United States, 1891

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Capped head of Liberty facing right; stars around and date below. Reverse: Heraldic eagle, stars and clouds above, denomination below. This is one of a series of pattern half dollars by Charles E. Barber. The obverse design is essentially identical with the format adopted for coinage in 1892. The reverse is different, and the clouds above the eagle never appeared on circulating coinage. This pattern is unique.
Object Name
coin
pattern coin
date made
1891
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 2 mm x 30.5 mm; 3/32 in x 1 3/16 in
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1985.0441.2080
catalog number
1985.0441.2080
accession number
1985.0441
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Exhibition
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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