2 12 Dollars , Proof, United States, 1829
2 1/2 Dollars , Proof, United States, 1829
- Description (Brief)
- One (1) 2 1/2 dollar coin, proof
- United States, 1829
- Obverse Image: Left-facing Liberty head wearing cap surrounded by 13 stars along coin edge.
- Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1829
- Reverse Image: Eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, shield on chest. Scroll above eagle.
- Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / 2 1/2 D.
- This 1829 proof quarter eagle introduces us to a modified coining technique and to a slightly modified design. The coin (and its multiple, the half eagle) would henceforth be struck using a one-piece, "close" collar. Also, a third die whose vertical striations produced the familiar "reeded" edge we still see on coins today.
- Striking the quarter and half eagles in a collar resulted in better metal flow and sharper detail. But it also required modest changes in the obverse and reverse designs. The work was carried out by William Kneass. As many as a dozen 1829 proof quarter eagles including this one may exist. Most have been damaged by handling.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
- Reich, John
- place made
- United States
- Physical Description
- gold (overall metal)
- 0 (overall die axis)
- 0 (overall die axis measurement)
- struck (overall production method)
- overall: 1.5 mm x 19 mm; 1/16 in x 3/4 in
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint
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- Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
- Coins, Currency and Medals
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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