United States, Five Dollars, 1822

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1822
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
place made
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .2 cm x 2.51 cm; 3/32 in x in
ID Number
1986.0836.0063
accession number
1986.0836
catalog number
1986.0836.0063
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Mint
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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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