5 Dollars, United States, 1803

5 Dollars, United States, 1803

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 dollar coin
United States, 1803
Obverse Image: Right-facing Liberty head with flowing hair wearing cap, 13 stars along coin edge.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1803
Reverse Image: Heraldic eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, ribbon held in beak, shield over chest with vertical stripes on bottom part and horizontal stripes on top part, 13 stars above head, 6 cloud like shapes above stars.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM
General Information: 1803 over 1802.
Description
The Mint struck over 33,000 of these half eagles in 1803. All were made from dies originally dated 1802. This one is among the best preserved.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1803
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
designer
Scot, Robert
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 25 mm; 31/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.0164
accession number
283645
catalog number
68.159.0164
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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