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

Features

Country United States
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 ↑↓
References KM# 63
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

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  0.6% KM#63.1 Partial Drapery
1838  1,992,500 5% KM#63.1 Small Stars
1839  1,053,115 9.23 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 4% KM#63.1 No Drapery
1840  377,500 1.0% KM#63.2 Drapery
1840 O 1,175,000 2% KM#63.1 No Drapery
1841  1,622,500 9% KM#63.2 Drapery
1841 O 2,007,500 10.79 6% KM#63.2
1841 O 0.6% KM#63.2 Large "O"
1842  1,887,500 10.59 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 1.0% KM#63.2
1844  72,500 0.6% KM#63.2
1845  1,755,000 6% KM#63.2
1845 O 230,000 1.2% KM#63.2
1846  31,300 0.4% KM#63.2
1847  245,000 2% 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 8% 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 4% KM#63.2
1852 O 430,000 0.8% KM#63.2
1853  95,000 7% KM#63.2 No Arrows
1856  5,780,000 16.38 15% KM#A63.2 Large date
1856  23.23 9% KM#A63.2 Small date
1856  1.0% KM#A63.2 Small date; Proof
1856 O 1,180,000 4% KM#A63.2
1856 S 70,000 0.6% KM#A63.2
1857  5,580,000 5.29 19.08 23% KM#A63.2
1857  0.6% KM#A63.2 Proof
1857 O 1,540,000 5% KM#A63.2
1858  1,540,000 7% KM#A63.2
1858  0.6% KM#A63.2 Proof
1858 O 290,000 1.6% KM#A63.2
1858 S 60,000 0.4% KM#A63.2
1859  430,000 3% KM#A63.2
1859  0.4% KM#A63.2 Proof
1859 O 480,000 3% KM#A63.2
1859 S 60,000 0.6% KM#A63.2
1860 S 140,000 1.2% KM#A63.2

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