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
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Exhibition
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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