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 Stars, Large Date. Pleasing olive-green and gold surfaces.
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!
No Drapery. Well detailed with pleasing light gray surfaces.
A very attractive early Seated Dime. The strike is very sharp and the lustrous surfaces display a white core with attractive peripheral toning.
A pleasing example of this early New Orleans Mint dime.
Scarce in any grade with a modest 150,000 minted.
Solid detail for the grade with gunmetal-gray surfaces. Just 150,000 minted and even rarer than that mintage might suggest as many were probably melted in the 1850's when the bullion value exceeded ten cents.
A better New Orleans dime that is tough to find without problems. This is a pleasing problem-free example.
Scarce in any grade as just 230,000 were minted and the survival rate was apparently quite low. This is an attractive light steel-gray example.
CAC. Arrows. A gorgeous well struck coin with a blast white obverse and nearly a full white reverse. Outstanding for the grade with wonderful eye appeal.
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 just 50 to 70 have survived. This example is richly toned with shades of teal, dove-gray, and orange-gold.
CAC. Well detailed with pleasing steel-gray surfaces. A modest 60,000 minted.
Deeply mirrored white 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.
Nice reflective surfaces with a slight golden tint. Very attractive and from the first year the Mint sold proofs to the public.
Well detailed with pleasing light gray surfaces. A better date with a mintage of 140,000.
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.
Warm gray well detailed surfaces. A better Civil War date.