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Liberty Seated type (motto above the eagle

U.S. Federal Issue
1870
Designed by James Barton Longacre (American, 1794–1869), After Christian Gobrecht (American, about 1785–1844), and Thomas Sully (American (born in England), 1783–1872), and John Reich (American (born in Bavaria), 1768–1833), Engraved by William Barber (American, 1807–1879)


Mint: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm.

Accession Number

01.7141

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Coins

50 Cents, 1870. OBV: Thirteen stars around LIberty seated on rock super mare, right, looking back; right hand resting on shield argent, six pales gules, a chief azure; left hand grasping pole surmounted by Thrygian cap; shield inscribed across with her name, upon a riband: date in exergue. Date smaller.

Credit Line

Evans Preston Collection—Gift of William G. Preston