||1838 H10C Large Stars, No Drapery MS68 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Stars were added to the obverse of the Seated Liberty half dime in 1838 and a large mintage of more than 2.2 million pieces was accomplished at the Philadelphia Mint. Two major types are recognized today, one with Large Stars and the other with Small Stars. This coin represents the more available Large Stars variety listed on page 144 of the 2014 Guide Book. The present coin is a magnificent MS68 specimen, with pinpoint definition on all design elements and vibrant mint luster throughout. The pristine surfaces are blanketed in vivid shades of violet toning, with accents of champagne-gold at the peripheries. This coin possesses incredible eye appeal to complement the highest available technical grade. Census: 7 in 68 (5 in 68 S), 0 finer (10/13). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $2.25; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $30,550.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.