1 Dime "Seated Liberty Dime" with stars and date arrows

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1853-1855
Value 10 Cents = 1 Dime (0.1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 2.49 g
Diameter 17.9 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 14243
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 77
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Seated Liberty looking right above her shoulder, with a cap on a stick and a shield, 13 stars around

Script: Latin

Lettering: 1855

Designer: Christian Gobrecht Read more on Wikipedia

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Reverse

Face value in wreath

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ONE DIME

Designer: Christian Gobrecht Read more on Wikipedia

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
O United States Mint, New Orleans, United States (1835-1942)

Comments

The arrows either side of the date were added to indicate that the standard coin weight had been reduced (to 39²∕₅ grains) from the previous issue (41¼ grains).

These coins saw frequent circulation in Nicaragua.

1853

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1853  12 173 000 $ 10 $ 14 $ 16 $ 20 68%
1853  5 1.1% Proof
1853 O 1 100 000 5%
1854  4 470 000 $ 7.00 $ 13 $ 17 30%
1854  15 1.4% Proof
1854 O 1 770 000 7%
1855  2 075 000 8%
1855  25 1.1% Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dime "Seated Liberty Dime" (with stars and date arrows)
Katz
Auction 57
Lot 918
Internet Archive
Mar 19, 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 65.35
(EUR 61.00)
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