United States, Twenty-Five Cents, Pattern, 1792

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing right, hair bound, date below. Reverse: Eagle standing on globe, head turned back. It is very likely that this was a pattern intended for consideration as a quarter dollar, although some have seen it as an idea for a half eagle. The latter is unlikely, but the size is about right for the ten-dollar piece, or eagle. Joseph Wright designed this pattern. Two specimens are known in copper including this one and two more in white metal.
[reference no. Judd 12]
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1792
obverse designer
Wright, Joseph
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
reverse designer
Wright, Joseph
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 29.4 mm; 1/32 in x 1 5/32 in
place of issue
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
city
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
province
United States: Pennsylvania
country
United States
political area
United States
ID Number
1991.0357.0121
accession number
1991.0357
catalog number
1991.0357.0121
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Exhibition
The Value of Money
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Mint
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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