United States, Five Dollars, 1822

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left, date below. Reverse: Eagle with motto above, denomination below. Eighteen thousand half eagles designed by Robert Scot were struck in 1822. Virtually all of them were melted down. Two of the three survivors are in the National Numismatic Collection. This one transferred from the U.S. Mint together with the specimen acquired with the Lilly Collection are legendary rarities of American numismatics.
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Object Name
proof coin
Object Type
date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall: .2 cm x 2.51 cm; 3/32 in x in
place made
United States
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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
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Mint
Related Publication
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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