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William Idler, Philadelphia (Great Seal reverse)

U.S. Merchant (1845–1860)
William Idler (American, 1808–1901)

Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Miller Pa 215A


Diameter and weight: 34.5 mm, 11.4 gm (1 3/8 in., 0.4 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

White Metal

Not On View




Tokens and contorniates

Obv: WILLIAM IDLER (curved) / DEALER IN (curved) / MINERALS, STATIONERY (on wavy line) / & FANCY ARTICLES. (curved) / NO 111 NORTH 9TH ST. (curved) / PHILADELPHIA, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim
Rev: A copy of the reverse of the 1792 Washington half dollar: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the Great Seal of the United States, fifteen stars are above the head and between the wings and is COPY at the bottom left below the laurel branch, the whole surrounded by a slightly beaded rim
Edge: plain

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green