5 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1821

5 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1821

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 dollar coin, proof
United States, 1821
Obverse Image: Left-facing Liberty head wearing a cap. 13 stars along coin edge.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1821
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
Seven quarter eagle proofs are known for the year 1821, but only two proof half eagles are known for this year. This coin is one of them.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1821
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
designer
Reich, John
place made
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall:.2 cm x 2.5 cm; 3/32 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
1985.0441.0177
catalog number
1985.0441.0177
accession number
1985.0441
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Mint
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Data Source
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