5 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1842

5 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1842

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 dollar coin, proof
United States, 1842
Obverse Image: Left facing Liberty with hair tied in a bun and wearing a coronet. 13 stars around.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1842
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 / FIVE D.
Description
This is one of only two proofs known.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1842
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
designer
Gobrecht, Christian
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
170 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 21.6 mm; 27/32 in
ID Number
1985.0441.0334
catalog number
1985.0441.0334
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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