50 Cents, Proof, United States, 1834
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- U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
- Reich, John
- Description (Brief)
- One (1) 50 cent coin, proof
- United States, 1834
- Obverse Image: Left-facing bust of Liberty wearing a cap. 13 stars along coin edge.
- Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1834
- 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 / 50 C.
- John Reich was responsible for the basic designs, which remained in use between 1807 and 1836. Coins with these designs are among the most common of early American coins, and they formed the backbone of our monetary supply for many years.
- This coin is anything but common, however. It is a proof "restrike," a coin created from original dies but struck at a later date. This half dollar, and similar proofs dated 1833 and 1835, appear to have been minted towards the end of 1836. They may have been produced for presentation or even for sale. Approximately five proof half dollars dated 1834 are known.
- Currently not on view
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- U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint
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- Physical Description
- silver (overall metal)
- 0 (overall die axis)
- 0 (overall die axis measurement)
- struck (overall production method)
- overall: .2 cm x 3.2 cm; 3/32 in x 1 1/4 in
- place of issue
- United States
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- Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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- National Museum of American History
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