5 Dollars, United States, 1797

Description (Brief):

One (1) 5 dollar coin

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United States, 1797

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Obverse Image: Right-facing Liberty head with flowing hair wearing cap, 15 stars along coin edge.

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Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1797

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Reverse Image: Small eagle with wings outstretched clutching branch in talons, wreath held in beak.

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Date Made: 1797

Mint: United States MintObverse Designer: Scot, RobertObverse Engraver: Scot, Robert

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United StatesUnited States: Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaPlace Of Issue: United States

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection


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Credit Line: Estate of Josiah K. Lilly

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.68.159.0156Accession Number: 283645Catalog Number: 68.159.0156

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall metal)0 (overall die axis)160 (overall die axis measurement)struck (overall production method)195 (overall die axis measurement)Measurements: overall: 1.1 mm x 2.5 cm; 1/32 in x 31/32 inoverall: 25.1 mm; x in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-024c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1061823

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