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Capped Bust type (with motto)

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A common 1818 variety with the large obverse die crack running along above the head and joining the first three stars to the right.

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

U.S. Federal Issue, 1818

  • Designed and engraved by John Reich, American (born in Bavaria), 1768–1833
  • Engraved with Robert Scot, American (born in Scotland), 1745–1823
Mint

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Browning 2; Breen 3896

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 27 mm, 6.64 gm (1 1/16 in., 0.23 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.808

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins