Fifty Cent Coin Pattern, United States, 1916

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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]
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Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 2 mm x 30.6 mm; 3/32 in x 1 7/32 in
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Credit Line
Douglas, B M
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Data Source
National Museum of American History