1 Dime "Seated Liberty Dime" with stars, no arrows

Features

Country United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1838-1860
Value 10 Cents = 1 Dime (0.1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 2.49 g
Diameter 17.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 9100
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References KM# 63
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Seated Liberty, 13 stars around her and the inscription "LIBERTY" on the shield.

Lettering: LIBERTY 1856

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht

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 and the country name around the rim

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ONE
DIME

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht

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.

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
O United States Mint, New Orleans, United States
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

Reference numbers (obverse):
KM#63.1 There is no drapery at the elbow
KM#63.2 Drapery goes above the elbow

The reprisal of mintage as KM#A63.2

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1838  4% KM#63.1 Large Stars
1838  0.9% KM#63.1 Partial Drapery
1838  1 992 500 5% KM#63.1 Small Stars
1839  1 053 115 5.09 4% KM#63.1 No Drapery
1839 O 1 291 600 5% KM#63.1 No Drapery
1839 O 1.2% KM#63.1 Reverse 1838O
1840  1 175 000 5% KM#63.1 No Drapery
1840  377 500 1.1% KM#63.2 Drapery
1840 O 1 175 000 2% KM#63.1 No Drapery
1841  1 622 500 12.38 9% KM#63.2 Drapery
1841 O 2 007 500 10.94 6% KM#63.2
1841 O 0.9% KM#63.2 Large "O"
1842  1 887 500 19.82 10.13 11% KM#63.2
1842 O 2 020 000 5% KM#63.2
1843  1 370 000 6% KM#63.2
1843 O 150 000 1.1% KM#63.2
1844  72 500 0.7% KM#63.2
1845  1 755 000 6% KM#63.2
1845 O 230 000 1.6% KM#63.2
1846  31 300 0.5% KM#63.2
1847  245 000 2.0% KM#63.2
1848  451 500 4% KM#63.2
1849  839 000 4% KM#63.2
1849 O 300 000 2% KM#63.2
1850  1 931 500 9% KM#63.2
1850 O 510 000 2% KM#63.2
1851  1 026 500 4% KM#63.2
1851 O 400 000 1.6% KM#63.2
1852  1 535 500 5% KM#63.2
1852 O 430 000 0.9% KM#63.2
1853  95 000 7% KM#63.2 No Arrows
1856  5 780 000 16.61 19.78 15% KM#A63.2 Large date
1856  15.05 23.55 10% KM#A63.2 Small date
1856  1.2% KM#A63.2 Small date; Proof
1856 O 1 180 000 5% KM#A63.2
1856 S 70 000 0.7% KM#A63.2
1857  5 580 000 7.49 19.34 22% KM#A63.2
1857  0.7% KM#A63.2 Proof
1857 O 1 540 000 5% KM#A63.2
1858  1 540 000 7% KM#A63.2
1858  0.9% KM#A63.2 Proof
1858 O 290 000 1.6% KM#A63.2
1858 S 60 000 0.5% KM#A63.2
1859  430 000 3% KM#A63.2
1859  0.7% KM#A63.2 Proof
1859 O 480 000 4% KM#A63.2
1859 S 60 000 0.7% KM#A63.2
1860 S 140 000 1.2% KM#A63.2

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