2 12 Dollars, United States, 1835

2 1/2 Dollars, United States, 1835

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 2 1/2 dollar coin, proof
United States, 1835
Obverse Image: Left-facing Liberty wearing a headband, 13 stars along coin edge.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1835
Reverse Image: Eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, shield over chest.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 2 1/2 D.
Designer William Kneass used his "Classic Head" idea for quarter eagles as well as halves. Coins with this general depiction of the goddess were struck from 1834 through 1839. Perhaps five proof quarter eagles exist from 1835. This is one of the nicest.
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Object Name
date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Kneass, William
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall:.1 cm x 1.82 cm; 1/32 in x 23/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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