1 Dime "Draped Bust Dime" small eagle

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1796-1797
Value 1 Dime = 10 Cents (0.1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.8924) (.1076 copper)
Weight 2.70 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Number
N#
30320
References KM# 24
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

Bust to right above date, 15 stars around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTY
1796

Engraver: Robert Scot Read more on Wikipedia

Robert Scot was the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from the inception of the United States Mint in 1793 until his death in 1823. He was succeeded by William Kneass. Scot also designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent. Scot is perhaps best known for his design, the Draped Bust, which was used on many silver and copper coins.

Designer: Gilbert Stuart

Reverse

Eagle with spread wings within wreath.

Script: Latin

Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Engraver: Robert Scot Read more on Wikipedia

Robert Scot was the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from the inception of the United States Mint in 1793 until his death in 1823. He was succeeded by William Kneass. Scot also designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent. Scot is perhaps best known for his design, the Draped Bust, which was used on many silver and copper coins.

Designer: Gilbert Stuart

Edge

Reeded

Mint

United States Mint of Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 41³∕₅ grains and the silver content was 37¹∕₈ grains, hence the unusual .8924 fineness.
1824

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1796  22 135 79%
1797  25 261 57% 13 stars
1797  50% 16 stars

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