5 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1840
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- U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
- Gobrecht, Christian
- Description (Brief)
- One (1) 5 dollar coin, proof
- United States, 1840
- Obverse Image: Left facing Liberty with hair tied in a bun and wearing a coronet. 13 stars around.
- Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1840
- Reverse Image: Eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, shield over chest with vertical stripes on bottom part and horizontal stripes on top part.
- Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / FIVE D.
- Artist Christian Gobrecht redesigned the half eagle in 1839. His concepts were retained all the way down to 1908, with only minor changes. This is one of only two proofs known.
- Currently not on view
- Credit Line
- U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint
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- Physical Description
- gold (overall metal)
- 0 (overall die axis)
- 0 (overall die axis measurement)
- struck (overall production method)
- overall: .2 cm x 2.25 cm; 3/32 in x 7/8 in
- place of issue
- United States
- Related Publication
- Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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- Coins, Currency and Medals
- National Museum of American History
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