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Seated Liberty Dime 1838 Large Stars No Drapery Fine

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    Being only the second year of mintage, the 1838 Seated Liberty Dime with Large Stars has a mintage of only 1.9 million. The Seated Liberty design was used on the dime, quarter, and half dollar and would be replaced by the infamous Barber coin series. The dime underwent numerous revisions throughout its cycle as the US dime, creating varietal types for collectors. Some examples of these varieties are large and small dates, stars and no stars, drapery being removed, re-struck mint-marks, and a die crack at various stages of production. The Large Stars varietal refers to the stars encircling around Lady Liberty and their size compared to the other dates' stars.

    Featured on the US silver coinage from 1837-1891, the Seated Liberty design exhibits the same Goddess of Liberty design, on each denomination in the series, although the reverse design differs depending on the denomination. Perhaps before the Roman Empire the Goddess of Liberty has been used in many cultures to celebrate the concept of liberty and freedom from oppressors. The goddess has been used on currency worldwide, especially in the US, and still is a nationwide icon. Normally, the goddess is depicted wearing a draped robe that loosely fits and her hands are usually occupied holding other significant symbols, such as olive branches, arrows, or a torch. For the US, the most prominent depiction stands in New York's harbor, a gift from the French in 1886. The Statue of Liberty stands tall, welcoming foreigners, near and far, to the country of liberty and justice.

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    • Year: 1838
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