Fifty Cent Coin Pattern, United States, 1916

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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U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
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struck (overall production method)
overall: 2 mm x 30.6 mm; 3/32 in x 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
Douglas, B M
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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