One (1) 5 dollar coin
United States, 1822
Obverse Image: Left-facing Liberty head wearing a cap. 13 stars along coin edge.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1822
Reverse Image: Eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, shield over chest. Scroll above eagle.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / 5 D.
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.
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