Fifty Cents Coin Pattern, United States, 1891

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Capped head of Liberty facing right; stars around and date below. The reverse reintroduces the clouds above the eagle, but in a more stylized way. Two pieces are known, both in the Smithsonian Institution. [reference no. Judd 1764]
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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: 30.6 mm; 1 7/32 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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