Pattern half dollar, United States,1891

Description
In this unconventional design Barber experimented with a standing Liberty surrounded by rays and an eagle perched behind her. This pattern was never adopted.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
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: 30.6 mm; 1 7/32 in
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1985.0441.2081
catalog number
1985.0441.2081
accession number
1985.0441
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
Title
United States, Fifty Cents, Pattern, 1891
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
Additional Media

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