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Object Name COIN
Catalog Number 0985.13.00897
Date 1857
Description The coin is an 1857 gold dollar piece. The head of Liberty and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" are on the obverse. "1 DOLLAR 1857" in a laurel wreath is on the reverse. The coin is pierced near the top and has a textured edge.
Dimensions Dia-0.5 inches
Owned Edgar D. Taylor
Made United States Government
Provenance Edgar D. Taylor, who served in the Confederate Army, found the 1857 gold dollar coin in 1865.
People Taylor, Edgar D.
Subjects Money
Currency
Coins