5 Dollars, United States, 1822

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One (1) 5 dollar coin

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United States, 1822

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Obverse Image: Left-facing Liberty head wearing a cap. 13 stars along coin edge.

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Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1822

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

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Eighteen thousand half eagles designed by Robert Scot were struck in 1822. Virtually all of them were melted down. Two of the three survivors are in the National Numismatic Collection. This one transferred from the U.S. Mint together with the specimen acquired with the Lilly Collection are legendary rarities of American numismatics.

Date Made: 1822

Mint: U.S. Mint. PhiladelphiaDesigner: Reich, John

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: 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, United States Mint

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0836.0063Accession Number: 1986.0836Catalog Number: 1986.0836.0063

Object Name: coinproof coinObject Type: coins

Physical Description: gold (overall material)Measurements: overall: .2 cm x 2.51 cm; 3/32 in x in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-d144-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_472679

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