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.
A pleasing example of this better Seated Dime from the first year of the New Orleans mint.
Drapery. Strong detail with nice original surfaces.
No Drapery. Rich steel-gray surfaces and well struck. A better issue at all grade levels and quite elusive at this level.
Well struck with lustrous surfaces and light toning. A very tough date to find in high grade.
Well detailed for the grade with smooth battleship-gray surfaces.
Warm steel-gray surfaces.
Pleasant steel-gray surfaces and solid detail. A scarce date with a mintage of 72,500.
Well detailed with nice problem-free light steel-gray surfaces. Only 72,500 minted.
Solid detail with very attractive, problem-free light gray surfaces. A modest 72,500 minted.
Well detailed steel-gray surfaces. A better New Orleans date with a moderate mintage of 230,000.
Pleasing warm gray surfaces with a few lighter touches, a sharp strike, and a problem-free look. A tough date in any grade as only 230,000 were minted and the survival rate was apparently quite low.
Strong detail with attractive original surfaces displaying a nice steel-blue, rose and antique gold patina. Scarce in any condition with most survivors being much lower grade.
Well detailed steel-gray surfaces. A mintage of just 31,300.
One of the 'keys' to the series and super tough in any grade with just 31,300 minted. This is a pleasing gunmetal gray example with strong detail and nice surfaces.
CAC. Arrows. Attractive and very lustrous with original silver-gray surfaces. The strike is sharp and the look is quite eye appealing.
Large Date. Attractive steel-gray surfaces with a light gold tint and a sharp strike.
Small Date. 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 existence today. This example has beautiful reflective surfaces with a subtle gold tint. A very rare and desirable example.
From just the second year that the mint made proof coinage available to the general public with a mintage of only 800. This is a gorgeous, nearly flawless example with beautiful original pale-gold and iridescent turquoise toning. The strike is strong and the fields are highly reflective. Super quality!