2 12 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1831

2 1/2 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1831

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 2 1/2 dollar coin, proof
United States, 1831
Obverse Image: Left-facing Liberty head wearing cap surrounded by 13 stars along coin edge.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1831
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.
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
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