Seated Liberty Dimes were made from 1837 to 1891. Christian Gobrecht designed this handsome dime which saw several design modifications during its run.
Seated Liberty Dimes were struck in Philadelphia, Carson City, New Orleans, and San Francisco.
No Drapery, Large Stars. A dazzling Gem with a razor sharp strike and beautiful golden-brown and light blue toning. An outstanding representative of this short-lived 'No Drapery' type!
CAC. Drapery. Nice for the grade with solid detail and pleasing silver-gray surfaces. 377,500 minted with an apparently low survival rate.
A pleasing example of this early New Orleans Mint dime.
A pleasing example of this better date. Just 72,500 minted.
Arrows. A short-lived three year type with mintages dropping each year after a prodigious start in 1853. Mint state coins from 1855 are scarce with just 13 coins grading finer than this example at PCGS. The present coin has creamy mint luster and a sharp strike with all the design elements well detailed and even the centers of each star fully defined. The surfaces are nearly mark-free making the MS-64 grade seem quite conservative.
From the first year the mint sold proof sets to the public with about 300 sets made. Current estimates are that less than half that number have survived. This example is richly toned with shades of teal, dove-gray, and orange-gold.
Strong detail with pleasing light silver-gray surfaces. Only 60,000 minted and truly scarce in any grade!
Brilliant deeply mirrored surfaces with nice cameo producing frost on the design elements. The surfaces are very attractive and virtually mark-free. A scarce date as many of the 800 proofs minted remained unsold and were melted.
A spectacular blast white example of this better date. The strike is extremely sharp and the surfaces are virtually mark-free. Super quality!
Nice reflective surfaces with a slight golden tint. Very attractive and from the first year the Mint sold proofs to the public.
The last New Orleans mint dime struck before the outbreak of the Civil War. Only 40,000 minted and truly scarce in any grade.
CAC. The last New Orleans mint dime as the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 saw the Confederacy occupy the Mint. This example has strong detail and very pleasing original color and surfaces. Just 40,000 minted with a low survival rate.
Just 140,000 minted with a low survival rate. This is an attractive, well detailed example.
175,000 minted and tough-to-find in any grade.
175,000 minted and much scarcer than even that modest mintage might suggest. Just 9 AU and 5 mint state coins have been graded finer than this example at PCGS. This coin has excellent detail and is problem-free with beautiful two-toned gray surfaces. A great collector coin!
Arrows. Creamy white luster and a sharp strike.
Arrows. A popular 2-year sub-type. Just 800 minted. This example is attractive with a mostly white core and a light toning haze developing at the rim.
CAC. No Arrows, Closed 3. A beautiful flashy coin with brilliant luster with a golden hue. The design is frosted and the fields are very deeply mirrored.
CAC. Arrows. 455,000 minted yet very few have survived in high grade. This is one of only two 64+ coins graded by PCGS with only three 65 coins grading higher at that service. This near-Gem example is extremely well struck with bold satiny luster beneath a light golden hue.
Well struck with thick frosty mint luster and a very light champagne hue. A pleasing example of this short-lived 'Arrows' type.