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!
No Drapery. A very sharp strike with a rich white core and a touch of toning primarily at the borders.
Drapery. 377,500 minted yet much scarcer than that modest number might suggest.
A very tough New Orleans mint dime that rarely surfaces in high grade.
Solid detail on this better date dime. Just 72,500 minted.
Strong detail with pleasing light silver-gray surfaces. Much scarcer than the 430,000 coin mintage might suggest. The weight of dimes was lowered in 1853 and it is likely that many of this date were melted.
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.
CAC. A lovely example of this early Seated Dime with a cream -white core and iridescent toning at the rim.
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.
Flashy cream-white luster and a sharp strike with nice clean surfaces. An early Civil War issue that infrequently surfaces in high grade.
CAC. Scarce in any grade as this Civil War era dime had a mintage of just 14,000 coins. This example is exciting with fresh, flashy blast white luster over silky smooth surfaces. The strike is very sharp and the eye appeal is outstanding. In an old first generation holder and a possible crack-out candidate as this coin has obvious claims to a higher grade!