In July 1792, the first U.S. Mint coins were struck for distribution at the request of President George Washington at a private facility, the newly established US Mint’s buildings, and machinery were not yet ready. The disme was struck under the guidance of newly hired Mint personnel at this private facility.
Obverse: “LIBERTY PARENT OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY. ”, Bust of Liberty, 1792 under bust.
Reverse: “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”DISME” below the eagle.
Diameter: 22.5 mm
Silver plated lead-free pewter, made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.
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