5 Dollars, United States, 1812

5 Dollars, United States, 1812

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 dollar coin
United States, 1812
Obverse Image: Left-facing bust of Liberty wearing a cap. 13 stars along coin edge.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1812
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.
Description
Early United States gold coins bearing this date and denomination are surprisingly common. However, this piece is distinctly uncommon due to its superb condition.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1812
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
designer
Reich, John
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
1985.0441.0145
catalog number
1985.0441.0145
accession number
1985.0441
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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