Liberty Seated Dime, Stars Obverse, No Drapery (1838-1840)

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In 1838, stars were added to the obverse of the Liberty Seated motif. This style was continued through 1859, plus 1860 at the San Francisco Mint only. The reverse is similar to the preceding but the wreath on the later issues is slightly heavier. Early issues lack drapery at Miss Liberty's elbow and are considered by some collectors to be a separate type (see notes under half dimes).

The type set collector has his choice of numerous varieties within this span, including a number of New Orleans and San Francisco Mint pieces. While issues such as 1844, 1845-0, 1846, and certain...read more


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