1838

 

     

Large Stars

      

Small Stars


Mintage: 1,992,500                                                                     Proofs: 1 Known

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100

Var#

Obv

Rev

DR

 

Obverse / Reverse Quick Diagnostics

Ahwash

Greer

 

101

1

A

-3B-2

 

 Small Stars, Early Die State / Doubled Die Reverse, Early Die State

 

 

*

101a

1.2

A.2

-3B-2

 

 Small Stars, Late Die State / Doubled Die Reverse, Late Die State

A-1

 

 

102

2

A

-3C

 

 S1, S8, S9, S12 Strongly Repunched / Double Die Reverse

A-2

G101

 

102a

2.2

A.3

-3c

 

 S8 and S9 Repunched / LDS of Doubled Die Reverse

 

 

 

103

2

B

-3C

 

 S1, S8, S9, S12 Repunched / Die Lines Under Right Bow Loop

 

 

 

103a

2

B.2

-3C

 

 S1, S8, S9, S12 Repunched / Vertical Die Crack From O(N)E to 6:00

 

 

*

103b

2.2

B.3

-3C

 

 S8 and S9 Repunched / Vertically Cracked Reverse

A-3

G102

 

103c

2.2

B.4

-3C

 

 S8 and S9 Repunched / LDS, Vertically Cracked Reverse

A-3

G102

 

104

2.3

C

-3C

 

 LDS, Die Crack From Rim To Base and L(I)BERTY

 

 

 

105

3

D.2

-3R

 

 S9 and S13 Strongly Repunched / Reverse Die Flaws, Die Crack UN(I)TED

A-4

G106

*

106

4

E.2

-3R

 

 Obverse Die Crack #1, S7,S9,S12 Repunched / Die Erosion (UNITE)D

A-5

G103

 

106a

4.2

E.2

-3R

 

 LDS, Obverse Die Crack #1 / Die Erosion (UNITE)D

   

 

107

5

F

-2L

 

 183(8) Strong Repunched, Pre-Partial Drapery, S5, S12, S13 Repunched

 

 

 

108

5.2

G

-2L

 

 Pre-Partial Drapery, 1 Repunched, S5, S12 Strong Repunch

 

 

*

108a

5.3

G.2

-2L

 

 Partial Drapery, 18 Repunched, S5 Strong Repunch / Clashed Reverse

A-6

 

 

109

5.4

E.2

-2L

 

 LDS, Partial Drapery / Die Erosion (UNITE)D

 

 

 

110

6.2

G.3

-2B-1

 

 S1 Touches Rock, S13 Repunched / LDS of Partial Drapery Reverse

 

 

*

110a

6.3

G.3

-2B-1

 

 Obverse Die Crack #2, S13 Repunched / LDS of Partial Drapery Reverse

 

G104

 

111

7

H

-3B-2

 

 Obverse Die Crack #3, S13 Repunched / Die Scratches Behind Ribbon Bow

 

G105

*

111a

7

H.2

-3B-2

 

 Obverse Die Crack #3, S13 Repunched / Reverse Crack ST(AT)ES

 

G105

 

112

8

E

-3B-2

 

 Repunched Star 8 / Die Wear (UNITE)D

 

 

 

113

8.2

D

-3B-2

 

 Die Erosion Below Date / Reverse Die Flaws

 

G106

 

114

6

E.2

-2B-1

 

 S1 Touches Rock, S13 Repunched / Die Erosion (UNITE)D

 

 


Variety Vs. Denticle Ruler Cross Reference Table

Scarcity: As a date, 1838 dimes are common and readily available in all circulated grades.  They becomes slightly more 
difficult in Mint State.

Updated Greer Rarity Ratings
Overall Rarity: G-VG R1, F-VF R1, EF-AU R1, MS R3

                           Fortin Variety Rarity Estimates In VF - Mint State

Variety

Rarity

Suggested Premiums

Variety

Rarity

Suggested Premiums

101

R2

50-100%

107

R4

30-50%

101a

R3

50-100%

108

R4

-

102

R2

-

108a

R4

50-100%

102a

R3

-

109

R5

100-200%

103

R4

-

110

R4

-

103a

R4

30-50%

110a

R5

50-100%

103b

R4

30-50%

111

R4

20-30%

103c

R5

30-50%

111a

R3

20-30%

104

R3

-

112

R3

-

105

R2

-

113

R4

-

106

R3

-

114

R4

-

106a

R4

30-50%

     

Comments: Both the Redbook Small Stars and Partial Drapery varieties are listed as part of the analysis for 1838 
dated dies.  Premium factors for Variety 101 (Small Stars) and 108a (Partial Drapery) are well established.  Examples 
of Variety 103, with the progressive cracked reverse die states, are available. The Die Flaw reverse is paired with 
two different obverses (Variety 105 and 112) with Variety 105 being the more common and available pairing. The 
three obverses of 1838 with bisecting die cracks are designated as Cracked Obverses #1, #2 and #3.  They are listed as 
Varieties 106, 110a and 111 by the author.  Cracked Obverse #1 is readily available and can be located in progressive 
die states.  On the other hand, Cracked Obverse #2 (Variety 110a) is very difficult to locate and is initially listed 
as an R5 rarity.
  
                    1838 Large Stars - Value As A Date (Coin World Trends/CoinValues)

Grade

1963

1973

1983

1993

2003

2012

G

3.5

4

9

6.25

20

20

F

6

7.5

20

16

30

35

EF

-

35

75

55

125

125

MS60

25

225

700

280

500

400

MS63

-

-

-

875

1000

850

 

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