1838 Seated Liberty Dimes : Large 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 Large 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 large stars as depicted above while the other had smaller 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 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$25$31$41$121$256$358$870-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1838 Seated Liberty Dime (Large Stars Variety) is worth $25 in average condition and can be worth $358 to $870 or more in uncirculated (MS+) 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: $1.3134





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