2 12 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1837

2 1/2 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1837

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 2 1/2 dollar coin, proof
United States, 1837
Obverse Image: Left-facing Liberty wearing a headband, 13 stars along coin edge.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1837
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.
Two other quarter eagle proofs have been reported for 1837, although those two may be the same coin, sold in 1904 and kept in hiding for three-quarters of a century!
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Kneass, William
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
overall: 18.5 mm; 23/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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