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Army & Navy / Capped Liberty Bust

Obv: ARMY / & / NAVY within a laurel wreath bound by crossed swords below Rev: Capped bust of Liberty surrounded by thirteen stars, 1863 below Edge: plain

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

Civil War (1861–1865), 1863

Mint

United States

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 19 mm, 2.7 gm (3/4 in., 0.1 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.1182

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates