Fifty Dollars Pattern, United States, 1877

Fifty Dollars Pattern, United States, 1877

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Liberty head with coronet facing left; stars around, date below. Reverse: Eagle with shield, denomination below. William Barber, father of famed U.S. Mint designer Charles E. Barber, was the designer here. Perhaps ten copper patterns from this combination of dies including this specimen are known.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
obverse designer
Barber, William
reverse designer
Barber, William
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
copper (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 51 mm; 2 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
See more items in
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object