United States, Twenty-Five Cents, Pattern, 1792

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]
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Object Name
date made
obverse designer
Wright, Joseph
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
reverse designer
Wright, Joseph
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 29.4 mm; 1/32 in x 1 5/32 in
place of issue
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
United States: Pennsylvania
United States
political area
United States
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accession number
catalog number
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
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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