Liberty Seated type (motto above the eagle
U.S. Federal Issue
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
Diameter: 31 mm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Evans Preston Collection—Gift of William G. Preston