PCGS 4317 - 1838 H10C No Drapery

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
United States 1838 half dime rev DSLR.jpg

This type, struck 1838-40 in reasonable quantities, is available in circulated condition. Stars were added to the obverse in 1838 and the obverse was modified again in 1840. This date is also known with a "small stars" variety and a substantial premium attaches thereto.

Recorded mintage: 2,255,000.

Specification: 1.34 g, .900 fine silver, .038 troy oz ASW, 15.5 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Christian Gobrecht.

Catalog reference: KM 62.1.


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