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2 12 Dollars, United States, 1831

2 1/2 Dollars, United States, 1831

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Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Capped head of Liberty facing left, stars around, date below. Reverse: Eagle, motto above, denomination below. In 1831, designer William Kneass extended his work (and the Mint its close collar) to quarter eagles in addition to half eagles. This Smithsonian 1831 proof quarter eagle and seven others are known.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
proof coin
date made
1831
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
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: 1 mm x 18.5 mm; 1/32 in x 23/32 in
ID Number
1985.0441.0236
catalog number
1985.0441.0236
accession number
1985.0441
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Mint
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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