1 Dime "Seated Liberty Dime" w/o stars, date arrows removed

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1860-1873
Value 10 Cents = Dime (0.1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 2.49 g
Diameter 17.9 mm
Thickness 1.05 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 18058
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 92
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, the country name divided on both sides

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1863

Engraver: 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

The denomination surrounded by a wreath

Script: Latin

Lettering: ONE DIME

Engraver: 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)
CC United States Mint, Carson City, United States (1870-1899)
O United States Mint, New Orleans, United States (1835-1942)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

This type was issued before the Coinage Act of 12 February, 1873, which increased the standard weight of dimes from 38¹∕₅ grains (2.49 grams) to a metric standard of 2½ grams (38.58 grains, KM# A92).

These coins saw frequent circulation in Nicaragua.

1859 mule


1872


1873

See also

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1860  606 000 11%
1860  1 000 0.9% Proof
1860 O 40 000 0.9%
1861  1 883 000 19%
1861  1 000 0.9% Proof
1861 S 172 500 0.9%
1862  847 000 10%
1862  550 1.4% Proof
1862 S 180 750 1.4%
1863  14 000 1.4%
1863  460 1.4% Proof
1863 S 157 500 1.4%
1864  11 000 1.4%
1864  470 1.4% Proof
1864 S 230 000 2%
1865  10 000 1.8%
1865  500 0.9% Proof
1865 S 175 000 2%
1866  8 000 0.9%
1866  725 0.9% Proof
1866 S 135 000 2%
1867  6 000 1.8%
1867  625 0.9% Proof
1867 S 140 000 1.8%
1868  464 000 6%
1868  600 1.4% Proof
1868 S 260 000 1.4%
1869  256 000 6%
1869  600 0.9% Proof
1869 S 450 000 1.8%
1870  470 500 6%
1870  1 000 1.8% Proof
1870 S 50 000 0.9%
1871  906 750 14%
1871  960 0.9% Proof
1871 CC 20 100 0.9%
1871 S 320 000 1.8%
1872  2 395 500 $ 25 24%
1872  0% Doubled Die Reverse
1872  950 1.8% Proof
1872 CC 35 480 1.4%
1872 S 190 000 1.4%
1873  1 507 400 14% Closed "3"
1873  60 000 7% Open "3"
1873  600 1.8% Proof (closed "3")
1873 CC 12 400 0.9% most of mintage melted down

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