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Image of Great Britain, Sovereign, 1838
 
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Great Britain, Sovereign, 1838

 

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A crowned coat of arms is a familiar device on the reverse of coins issued by monarchs.

 

b.
This is an example of a dentated, or toothed, border. Such features were used to deter clipping, filing, and counterfeiting.

 

 
 
Legendary Firsts The following objects are in this section.
Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling, "1652" (struck 1667-1674)First United States Silver Dollar, 1794Great Britain, Sovereign, 1838
Massachusetts, "twenty shillings," 1690Brasher Doubloon, 1787United States, 5 Dollars, 1838
Pewter Continental Dollar, 1776United States, 20 Dollars, 1854United States, 10 Dollars, 1838
Copper Pattern Dollar, 1794Portrait Medal of James Smithson, 1817 
 
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