George Washington Draped Bust Coin: Early Rebuplic coin

Object Number: 
1950.266
Date: 
1851
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "I"
Description: 
Copper struck coin with draped bust of Washington adorned with laurel wreath facing left; surrounding legend: ".WASHINGTON & INDEPENDENCE./1783." Reverse shows seated figure of Liberty holding laurel branches and Phrygian cap on a pole; legend above: "UNITED STATES."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group