2 and 1/2 Dollars, United States, 1843

Description:

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left, with coronet; stars around, date below. Reverse: Eagle, denomination. Five proof quarter eagles are known from this year, and two actual sets of 1843 proofs (featuring all denominations struck that year) were created at the Mint. The set transferred to the Smithsonian was broken up and separately housed many years ago; but the other set is said to exist still in its original case.

Date Made: 1843

Mint: U.S. Mint, Philadelphia

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: 1985.0441.0346Catalog Number: 1985.0441.0346Accession 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: 18 mm; 23/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-63f3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1078254

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