A gorgeous Gem example of this scarce, brief type. Sharply struck and blemish-free, with even lilac-gray toning across both sides. The offered coin is an ideal candidate for a very high quality type set. This motif without stars was introduced on the Gobrecht silver dollar of 1836, of which 1,600 were struck, with 1,000 in the year 1836 and the other 600 in the next year but from the 1836 dies. Likely it was anticipated to extend the design to all other silver denominations. In 1837 the starless obverse was used on the half dime and dime. For some reason it was discontinued, but in 1838 the motif was used in New Orleans. The motif is quite attractive, and the starless feature gives it a cameo appearance. The present coin is absolutely beautiful and should attract wide bidding attention.