1 Dollar, Proof, United States, 1861
- Description (Brief)
- One (1) dollar coin, proof
- United States, 1861
- Obverse Image: Seated Liberty with shield and cap on staff. 13 stars.
- Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1861
- Reverse Image: Eagle with shield over chest, clutching arrows and branch in talons.
- Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / ONE DOL.
- Coins, like this silver dollar, were hoarded at the outbreak of war. This coin had inherent value because it was made from a precious metal. By 1862 metallic coins were rarely found in circulation. The Federal Government and private businesses alike felt the pressure to keep their financial and economic interests in check. Both thought the solution was to introduce new forms of currency.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
- Gobrecht, Christian
- date made
- Credit Line
- Transfer: US Mint
- Physical Description
- silver (overall metal)
- 0 (overall die axis)
- 0 (overall die axis measurement)
- struck (overall production method)
- overall: .26 cm x 3.77 cm; 3/32 in x 1 15/32 in
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