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Number 087
More Stars...
June 17, 2003

Dear Friends,

But wait there's more...

Not only was the six pointed star used on
The First American Flags and The Great Seal,
but it's on virtually all US Coinage
until just before 1900.

Accordingly,
I've included at least one example
of each denomination of every coin ever made.

1833 Classic Head-Half Cent...

1821 Matron Head-Large Cent...

1851 Three Cent Silver...

1849 Seated Liberty Half Dime...

1866 Shield Nickel with Rays...

1796 Flowing Hair Dime...

1876 Seated Liberty 20 Cent Piece...

1821 Bust Quarter...

1842 Seated Half Dollar...

1795 Flowing Hair Dollar...

1804 Bust Dollar...

1873 Seated Dollar...

1884 Trade Dollar...

1899 Morgan Dollar...

1849 Gold One Dollar Liberty...

1833 Gold Two & Half Dollar Liberty-Quarter Eagle...

1859 Gold Five Dollar Liberty-Half Eagle...

1795 Gold Ten Dollar Turban Head-Eagle...

and 1864 Gold Twenty Dollar Liberty-Double Eagle.

The Barber Series started the shift in 1892
and includes both 5 and 6 pointed stars...

followed by the Standing Liberty Quarters...

and the Indian Gold Pieces with only 5 pointed stars.

So what's the big deal,
and why did they use one over the other?

That's next in Number 88...

Warmest Regards,

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