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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 7, February 14, 2010, Article 11

THE EARLIEST FIVE-POINTED STAR ON A U.S. COIN?

Last week Mark Borckardt asked:

What is the earliest appearance of a five-pointed star on any U.S. Federal regular-issue coin?

Bob Hewey writes:

My vote would be the 1792 Half Disme, where the star appears below the denomination. Otherwise, I would say it is the 1794 Starred Reverse large cent.

Tom DeLorey writes:

The Barber quarter and half dollar, reverse only.
The Barber coins are regular issues, but the 1792 Half Disme isn't a product of the U.S. Mint, and the 1794 Starred Reverse cent isn't exactly regular issue, either. Great choices, but that wasn't what Mark was looking for. -Editor

Mark Borckardt writes:

1814 Capped Bust Five Point Star The correct answer, to the best of my knowledge, is in 1814, when a five pointed star first appeared as part of the Lettered Edge on Capped Bust half dollars. Attached is a photo, the best I have available.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: QUERY: EARLIEST FIVE-POINTED STAR ON A U.S. COIN (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n06a09.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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