5 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1829

5 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1829

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 dollar coin, proof
United States, 1829
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Liberty facing left, hair bound with a fillet, stars surrounding, date below.
Obverse Text: 1829
Reverse Image: American eagle holding a bunch of arrows and branch, denomination.
Reverse Text: UNITED / STATES / OF / AMERICA / E / PLURIBUS / UNUM / 5 D.
Description
The 1829 half eagle comes in two types, large-module, struck before the introduction of the restraining collar, and small-module, struck afterwards. One proof is known for the first category, three for the second. The Smithsonian proof is from the second group. The most obvious way of distinguishing the two types is by means of the date. The date is large on Type 2, much smaller on Type 2.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1829
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
designer
Reich, John
place of issue
United States
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 2 mm x 25 mm; 3/32 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
1988.0063.0059
catalog number
1988.0063.0059
accession number
1988.0063
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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Data Source
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