Liberty Seated type (flying eagle reverse)

U.S. Federal Issue
1836
Designed and engraved by Christian Gobrecht (American, about 1785–1844), After Thomas Sully (American (born in England), 1783–1872), and Titian Ramsay Peale (American, 1799–1885)


Mint: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 38.5 mm, 26.96 gm (1 1/2 in., 0.95 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.865

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Jan and Warren Adelson Gallery (Gallery 221)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Coins

Gobrecht F. on base

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse