1838 Seated Liberty Half Dimes : No Drapery - 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: 15.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 1.34 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1838 Small Stars Seated Liberty Half Dime
One major variety of the 1838 Seated Liberty Half Dime is the Small Stars variety. This coin features smaller sized stars along the rim on the obverse of the coin. These appear "spiky" with thinner rays compared to the larger stars variety. The difference between the 1838 Small Stars vs Large Stars Seated Liberty Half Dime can be seen in the example image of the coins below:

1838 Large Stars vs Small Stars Seated Liberty Half Dime - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$22$31$56$100$184$358$455$1,017-

The 1838 Seated Liberty Half Dime (No Drapery - Small Stars Variety) is worth $31 in average condition and can be worth $455 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $0.6479





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