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!
Full detail with nice brilliant surfaces and a good 'look'. Very popular as the first New Orleans mint dime and a 'No Stars' type.
No Drapery. Sharp detail with nice lustrous surfaces. Very high-end for the grade.
Arrows. Well struck and lustrous with rich golden toning.
Popular New Orleans mint "Arrows' Seated Dime. Well struck with nice frosty mint luster and no significant marks. PCGS has only graded 10 coins higher than this near-Gem example.
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.
CAC. The mintages for early proofs (pre-1859) are unrecorded but minuscule at best. An estimated 50 1856 proof dimes were made with just 30-40 in existance today. This example is one of the finer surviviors with a very sharp strike and beautiful reflective surfaces. The core is white with a frame of iridescent peripheral color of amber and turquoise. The eye and rarity appeal are outstanding.
Well detailed with bright lustrous surfaces.
A scarce early proof with an estimated 50 to 70 known. This example is sharply struck with pleasing brilliant surfaces.
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.
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.
A stunning coin with frosty white devices and magnificent iridescent light golden mirrored field. This coin has amazing eye appeal!
The last New Orleans mint dime struck before the outbreak of the Civil War. Only 40,000 minted and truly scarce in any grade. This very attractive example has nice silver-gray surfaces with solid detail and is problem-free.
CAC. 140,000 minted with an apparently low survival rate. Only a dozen have graded mint state at PCGS. This example has strong detail with just a touch of 'rub'. The surfaces are lustrous and original with light champagne toning. Strong eye appeal and very high-end for the grade.
175,000 minted and much scarcer than even that modest mintage might suggest. Just 4 AU and 3 mint states 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!
Nice brilliant reflective surfaces with heavy white frost on the design. A tough date with just 625 proofs and 6,000 business strikes minted.
Cleaning - VF Details. Only 20,100 minted and scarce in any grade. This example has strong detail and a nice 'look' although close examination reveals an old cleaning.