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Capped Bust type (50 cents variety)

U.S. Federal Issue
dated 1838
After Christian Gobrecht (American, about 1785–1844), and John Reich (American (born in Bavaria), 1768–1833)


Dimensions

Overall: 11.4 gm

Accession Number

64.107

Medium or Technique

Base Metal (German Silver)

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Coins

Obv.: Bust of Liberty l., date below 1838
Rev.: Heraldic eagle, legend around “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 50 C / E. PLURIBIS UNUM”
NOTE: the real 1838 coin has HALF DOL. on the reverse not 50 C.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rosamond Lamb