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1861 Liberty Head Two and a Half Dollar Coin

Creator:
United States Mint
Location:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Origin Date:
1861
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 11/16 in diameter
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0846
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

This 18 mm $2.50 Liberty Head coin features Liberty's head surrounded by thirteen stars on the obverse. The mint date is below. The reverse features the patriotic eagle in the center surrounded with the words "United States of America" following the edge above. "2 1/2 D." is below the eagle. This is one of sixteen different coins that were minted and placed into circulation during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum