5 Dollars, United States, 1822

5 Dollars, United States, 1822

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 dollar coin
United States, 1822
Obverse Image: Left-facing Liberty head wearing a cap. 13 stars along coin edge.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1822
Reverse Image: Eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, shield over chest. Scroll above eagle.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / 5 D.
Description
Eighteen thousand half eagles designed by Robert Scot were struck in 1822. Virtually all of them were melted down. Two of the three survivors are in the National Numismatic Collection. This one transferred from the U.S. Mint together with the specimen acquired with the Lilly Collection are legendary rarities of American numismatics.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
proof coin
Object Type
coins
date made
1822
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
designer
Reich, John
place made
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.2 cm x 2.51 cm; 3/32 in x in
ID Number
1986.0836.0063
accession number
1986.0836
catalog number
1986.0836.0063
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Mint
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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