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Pattern quarter

Object Number: 
INV.13862a
Date: 
1792
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 29.1mm, 16 g
Marks: 
Struck: Obverse: "LIBERTY/1792" Struck: Reverse: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
Description: 
Pattern quarter with plain edge; coin alignment of dies. Obverse: Bust of Liberty with head facing right. Reverse: an eagle standing on a half globe.
Gallery Label: 
This trial strike of a U.S. Quarter, one of only five such pieces known to survive, was made from a die engraved by Mint engraver Joseph Wright. The die broke in hardening, and no coins were ever minted from the pattern.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group