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 a 'No Stars' type.
No Drapery. Crisp white luster and very nearly mint state.
CAC. An attractive problem-free example of this better date.
Arrows. A superb gem with blast white luster, a great strike and pristine mark-free surfaces. Even the lofty grade of MS-66 may be too stingy for this amazing coin!
A beautiful near-Gem with a great strike and nice clean surfaces. The luster is creamy rich and brilliant with a very light golden-brown hue. The short-lived 'Arrows' type from the always popular New Orleans Mint. A truly scarce coin in this high of grade!
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.
Boldly struck with brilliant silver-gray luster and semi proof-like fields.
CAC. Bright and lustrous with pleasing surfaces and outstanding eye appeal.
Well struck with brilliant surfaces. Nearly mint state.
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. A thrilling early Seated Dime!
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. Well detailed with nice light silver-gray surfaces that are free of the striking and planchet problems that tend to plague this scarce date. Just 140,000 minted and harder to find than even that modest mintage might suggest.
A nice brilliant Civil War era proof with strong contrast between the mirrored fields and frosted design features.