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A crowned coat of arms is a familiar device on the reverse of coins issued by monarchs.
This is an example of a
, or toothed, border. Such features were used to deter clipping, filing, and counterfeiting.
The following objects are in this section.
Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling, "1652" (struck 1667-1674)
First United States Silver Dollar, 1794
Great Britain, Sovereign, 1838
Massachusetts, "twenty shillings," 1690
Brasher Doubloon, 1787
United States, 5 Dollars, 1838
Pewter Continental Dollar, 1776
United States, 20 Dollars, 1854
United States, 10 Dollars, 1838
Copper Pattern Dollar, 1794
Portrait Medal of James Smithson, 1817