5 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1836

5 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1836

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 dollar coin, proof
United States, 1836
Obverse Image: Left-facing Liberty head with curled hair and wearing headband. 13 stars along coin edge.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1836
Reverse Image: Eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, shield over chest with vertical stripes on bottom part and horizontal stripes on top part.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 5 D.
Description
This coin is one of two proof half eagles dated 1836. They may have been struck to commemorate the admission of Arkansas as the twenty-fifth state. Eminent numismatic researcher Walter Breen asserted that belief in his encyclopedia of U.S. coins.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1836
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
designer
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)
Measurements
overall: dia. 22.5 mm; wt. 8.354 g
ID Number
1985.0441.0275
catalog number
1985.0441.0275
accession number
1985.0441
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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