25 Cents, Pattern, United States, 1792

25 Cents, Pattern, United States, 1792

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United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing right, hair bound, date below. Reverse: Eagle standing on globe, head turned back. It is very likely that this was a pattern intended for consideration as a quarter dollar, although some have seen it as an idea for a half eagle. The latter is unlikely, but the size is about right for the ten-dollar piece, or eagle. Joseph Wright designed this pattern. Two specimens are known in copper including this one and two more in white metal.
[reference no. Judd 12]
Object Name
date made
obverse designer
Wright, Joseph
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
reverse designer
Wright, Joseph
place of issue
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
United States: Pennsylvania
United States
political area
United States
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 29.4 mm; 1/32 in x 1 5/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Mint
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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