United States of America 10 Cents

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Date:1835

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United States of America silver ten cents/dime, 1835

Diameter 21mm

The obverse features the bust of Liberty wearing the Phrygian, or liberty, cap and facing left. The date is below and around the outside are thirteen six-pointed stars representing the original thirteen Anglo-American colonies. The reverse,which is very worn, features an eagle bearing a striped shield on its chest and holding three arrows in its talons. The denomination is below and the inscription 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' is above. A banner above the eagle's head reads 'E PLURIBUS UNUM', Latin for 'From Many, One'.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M996.1926.33 (66/16875)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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