This famous scarcity appeared during the Presidency of Thomas Jefferson, who recommended the engraver John Reich to the U.S. Mint. The buxom Liberty personification wears the Phrygian cap of antiquity, a popular symbol of hard-won freedom. The German-born Reich had himself earned freedom from servitude. The eagle and shield reverse was another early U.S. coin masterpiece. With a diameter of 32.5 millimeters, this was the largest coin of its time, both in denomination and dimension, as silver dollars were not struck for circulation from 1803 to 1840. Edge lettering. Well-traveled Good quality. Our choice of date.