Fifty Cent Coin Pattern, United States, 1916

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Liberty walking left, towards the dawn; date below. Reverse: Eagle perched, facing left. These motifs on this pattern foreshadow most of the design elements that Adolph A. Weinman employed on the final dies for production. However, there are differences in the placement and size of lettering on both sides of this prototype from the coin that was adopted. Perhaps ten specimens exist including this one. [reference no. Judd 1797]
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1916
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 2 mm x 30.6 mm; 3/32 in x 1 7/32 in
place of issue
United States
ID Number
NU*NU64237
accession number
237132
catalog number
NU64237
subject
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
Douglas, B M
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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