Fifty Cents Coin Pattern, United States, 1875

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Seated Liberty, date below. Reverse: Eagle; motto above, denomination below. This is actually a "trial piece," a coin struck in soft metal from regular dies intended for circulating coinage. Two or three exist in aluminum including this one. [reference no. Judd 1419]
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Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
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struck (overall production method)
aluminum (overall material)
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
Cox, R E
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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