25 Cents, Pattern, United States, 1792


United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing right, hair bound, date below. Reverse: Eagle standing on globe, head turned back. It is very likely that this was a pattern intended for consideration as a quarter dollar, although some have seen it as an idea for a half eagle. The latter is unlikely, but the size is about right for the ten-dollar piece, or eagle. Joseph Wright designed this pattern. Two specimens are known in copper including this one and two more in white metal.

[reference no. Judd 12]

Date Made: 1792

Obverse Designer: Wright, JosephMint: U.S. Mint, PhiladelphiaReverse Designer: Wright, Joseph

Place Of Issue: United States: Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaCity: United States: Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaProvince: United States: PennsylvaniaCountry: United StatesPolitical Area: United States

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Exhibition: The Value of Money

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Related Web Publication: http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm

Related Publication: Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms

Credit Line: Transfer from the United States Mint

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0357.0121Accession Number: 1991.0357Catalog Number: 1991.0357.0121

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 mm x 29.4 mm; 1/32 in x 1 5/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-6879-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_835238

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