50 Cents, United States, 1863

Description (Brief):

One (1) 50 cent coin

Description (Brief)

United States, 1863

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Seating Liberty, looking right above her shoulder, with a Phrygian cap on a stick and a shield, thirteen stars surrounding; counterstamped in Chinese.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: TS'AI / SHENG

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Eagle looking left, grasping branch and arrows in it talons with text surrounding; counterstamped in Chinese.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: Romanization:UNITED / STATES / OF / AMERICA / HALF / DOL. / S (Chinese text needs translation).

Date Made: 1863

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Japan

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, East Asian Coins


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Howard F. Bowker Family

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0116.413Catalog Number: 2017.0116.413Accession Number: 2017.0116

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 mm x 31 mm; 3/32 in x 1 7/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-580b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1847751

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.