2 1/2 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1845

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One (1) 2 1/2 dollar coin, proof

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United States, 1845

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Obverse Image: Left facing Liberty with hair tied in a bun and wearing a coronet. 13 stars around.

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Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1845

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Reverse Image: Eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, shield over chest.

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Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 2 1/2 D.

This is one of four quarter eagle proofs known for this date.

Date Made: 1845

Mint: U.S. Mint. PhiladelphiaDesigner: Gobrecht, Christian

Location: Currently not on view

Place Of Issue: United States

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Related Web Publication: http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm

Related Publication: Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms

Credit Line: U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0441.0369Catalog Number: 1985.0441.0369Accession Number: 1985.0441

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall metal)0 (overall die axis)180 (overall die axis measurement)struck (overall production method)Measurements: overall: 17.7 mm; 11/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-33f9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1078091

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