50 Cents, Pattern, United States, 1916

50 Cents, Pattern, United States, 1916

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United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Liberty walking left, towards the dawn; date below. Reverse: Eagle perched, facing left. With slight differences in lettering and date from other patterns, it is very similar to the adopted designs for the new half dollar. This is a Rarity-8 pattern which means that only two or three are known. [reference no. Judd 1994]
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Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: dia. 30.6 mm; wt. 12.405 g
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National Museum of American History
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