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Shield within a Six-Pointed Star type (variety 1)

3 Cents, 1852. OBV: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around six-pointed star bearing garnished shield argent, six pales gules, a chief azure; date (large light) below. Narrow raised rim with plain circular inside. REV: Cornett [hand-drawn marks] , surrounded by thirteen stars. Narrow raised rim with...

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Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

U.S. Federal Issue, 1852


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Medium or Technique

High-grade billon, 75% silver and 25% copper




Numismatics, Coins