Draped Bust Dime, Heraldic Eagle (1798-1807)

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The dimes minted from 1798 through 1807 display the Draped Bust obverse as preceding, except that the star count is now standardized at a total of 13, with seven to the left and six to the right.

The reverse is new and is designated as Great Seal of the Heraldic Eagle style. Patterned after the Great Seal of the United States, it features an eagle at the center, with a shield on its breast, and a ribbon bearing the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM in its beak. Above is an arc of clouds, below which are stars. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA sounds. There is no indication of value or denomination.

A number of different die varieties exist within this range, including...read more


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