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Historical US Coins: Nova Constellatio

Obverse: An eye, the center of a glory, thirteen points cross, equidistant; a circle of as many stars. Legend: "NOVA CONSTELLATIO."

Rare early coins of the U.S. mint

Reverse: "U. S. 500" inscribed in two lines, a wreath surrounding. Legend: "LIBERTAS JUSTITIA 1783." Border, beaded; edge, leaf work. Known as the "Quint."

No. 2.--Obverse: An eye, around which a narrow, plain, circular field; outside a glory, thirteen points cross, equidistant; a circle of as many stars. Legend: "NOVA CONSTELLATIO."

Reverse: "U. S. 1000" inscribed in two lines, a wreath surrounding. Legend: "LIBERTAS JUSTITIA 1783." Border, a wreath of leaves; edge, leaf work; silver; size, 21; weight, 270 grains. Known as the "Mark."