Regarding Mark Borckardt's earlier question on the earliest appearance of a five-pointed star on any U.S. Federal regular-issue coin,
Dick Doty writes:
Isn't there a five-pointed star on the 1714 Gloucester token?
Indeed there is. The images above are from the CoinFacts.com site, originally from Stack's. It's not a regular-issue U.S. coin, but still an interesting example of a five-pointed star. I doubt anyone can identify an earlier one.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
MORE ON THE EARLIEST FIVE-POINTED STAR ON A U.S. COIN
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