1.00 Shilling, Virginia “Shilling” , 1774

1.00 Shilling, Virginia “Shilling” , 1774

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Description
Only six of these curious silver coins are known. Though commonly referred to as shillings, they bear no denomination. It is speculated that they may have been prototypes for a future coinage that did not occur.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coin
Date made
1774
place made
United States: Virginia
place of issue
United States: Virginia
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall:.1 cm x 2.5 cm; 1/32 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
1982.0798.0027
catalog number
1982.0798.0027
accession number
1982.0798
catalog number
82.48.27
Credit Line
Emery May Holden Norweb
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National Museum of American History
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