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1861 Seated Liberty Half Dollar Coin

Creator:
United States Mint
Location:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Origin Date:
1861
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/16 in diameter
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0848
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

This 30.6 mm seated Liberty half dollar coin features Liberty sitting on a rock while holding in her right hand a shield with the word "Liberty" on it and in her left hand a pole with a liberty cap on the top on the obverse. The reverse features a patriotic eagle in the center surrounded with the words "United States of America" following the edge. "Half Dol." is below the eagle. The edge is reeded. 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