1838 P Seated Liberty Dimes : Small Stars

Type 2 - Stars on Obverse - No Drapery

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper

Diameter: 17.9 mm
Mass / Weight: 2.67 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1838 Small Stars Seated Liberty Dime - Type 2 With Stars Added
There were two major varieties of the 1838 Seated Liberty silver dime. The difference is related to the size of the stars along the rim of the obverse of the dime. One variety had small stars as depicted above while the other had larger stars. The small stars are slightly smaller and "spiky" while the large ones are "fatter". The difference between the 1838 Small Stars vs Large Stars Seated Liberty Dime can be seen in the example image below:

1838 Small Stars vs Large Stars Seated Liberty Dime - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $1.3466

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