Two and a Half Dollars, Panama-Pacific Exposition Commemorative Proof, United States, 1915 S

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Description
United States Mint, San Francisco. Obverse: Columbia, seated on a hippocampus, or sea horse. Reverse: Eagle facing left on what appears to be a Roman legionary standard. This and several other commemorative pieces were created at the San Francisco Mint to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal and the exposition held in its honor. This Smithsonian specimen is the only known proof.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1915
mint
U.S. Mint, San Francisco
place of issue
United States: California, San Francisco
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: dia. 17.8 mm; wt. 4.180 g
ID Number
1985.0551.0780
catalog number
1985.0551.0780
accession number
1985.0551
related event
Panama-Pacific International Exposition
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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