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.
Description
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!
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1837
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
designer
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)
Measurements
overall: 18.5 mm; 23/32 in
ID Number
1985.0441.0284
catalog number
1985.0441.0284
accession number
1985.0441
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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