50 Dollars, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, United States, 1915

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One (1) 50 dollar coin, Panama-Pacific International Exposition

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United States, 1915

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Obverse Image: Bust of Minerva/Athena facing left.

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Obverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / FIFTY DOLLARS / IN GOD WE TRUST / MCMXV

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Reverse Image: Owl perched on pinecones.

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Reverse Text: PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION / SAN FRANCISCO / E PLURIBUS UNUM

The first fifty-dollar coins officially issued by the United States were commemorative pieces for San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915. The coin was issued in both round and octagonal forms, bearing symbols of wisdom on both sides; the head of Minerva on the obverse, and an owl on the reverse. These pieces are among the rarest 20th century American coins.

Date Made: 1915

Maker: U.S. Mint, San FranciscoDesigner: Aitken, Robert

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, San FranciscoAssociated Place: United States: California, San Francisco

Related Event: Panama-Pacific International Exposition

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0551.0779Catalog Number: 1985.0551.0779Accession Number: 1985.0551

Object Name: coincoin, commemorative

Physical Description: gold (overall metal)octagonal (overall shape)0 (overall die axis measurement)struck (overall production method)Measurements: overall:;

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-7422-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1103668

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