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Object Name COIN
Catalog Number 0985.11.00160
Date 1861
Description The coin is an 1861 silver quarter, very worn. A figure with stars and "1861" are on the obverse. An eagle and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA QUAR DOL" are on the reverse.
Dimensions Dia-1 inches
Owned Lizzie Woods Buell [Mrs. Herbert E. Buell]
Made United States Government
Provenance The coin is an 1861 United States silver quarter, Philadelphia mint. In 1861, 4.86 million silver quarters were struck. In 1861, coins were hoarded in both North and South, virtually ceasing to circulate. Both sides made do with paper currency. The Confederate government was unable to produce any coins, and US coins continued to circulate in the South with a substantial premium in paper money.
People Buell, Lizzie Woods [Mrs. Herbert E.]
Woods, Lizzie
Subjects Money