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The Seated Liberty Dime was minted for over 50 years and was minted from 1837-1891. The design was created by the creator of all Seated Liberty coinage, Christian Gobrecht. The Seated Liberty Dime has a similar design to the rest of the Seated Liberty coins, the obverse contained a full-bodied figure of Liberty seated with a liberty pole in her hand. The reverse consisted of the face value stated in the center of the coin.  

Seated Liberty Dime Value and Types

The Seated Liberty Dime was extremely popular upon release and throughout its mintage years. Most examples are heavily circulated and therefore few survived in higher grades. Some of the rarer coins are 1843-O Seated Liberty Dime, 1871-CC Seated Liberty Dime, and 1872-CC Seated Liberty Dime.   Many of these coins that are in uncirculated condition can cost you over $1,000, but the rarest coins in the same condition can cost over $50,000!

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Seated Liberty Dimes are typically bought certified. You can purchase these coins from Bullion Shark on our website or you can also call our team of numismatic experts at 516-739-5822 to help you with your purchase.


Seated Liberty Dime Coins FAQs

The Seated Liberty dime was issued by the United States Mint from 1837 to 1891.
2.67, 2.49 and 2.50 grams composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. Different varieties had different weights.
5 major design changes (varieties) with many smaller design changes.

The Seated Liberty dime, minted from 1837 to 1891, underwent several design modifications during its tenure, resulting in five major varieties:

No Stars (1837-1838): The obverse features Liberty seated without any stars surrounding her. This design was used for the first two years of the series.

Stars on Obverse (1838-1860): Starting in 1838, 13 stars were added around the periphery of the obverse, representing the original 13 colonies.

Arrows at Date (1853-1855): Arrows were added to the obverse on either side of the date to signify a slight reduction in the weight of the coin. This change was made in response to the rising cost of silver.

Legend on Obverse (1860-1891): In 1860, the design was modified to remove the stars from the obverse and replace them with the legend ""UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.""

Arrows at Date, with Legend (1873-1874): Arrows were again added to the obverse on either side of the date, this time to signify a slight increase in the weight of the coin. This variety also has the legend ""UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"" on the obverse.

These five major varieties capture the primary design changes of the Seated Liberty dime over its mintage period. There are also numerous minor varieties and die varieties within these broader categories that are of interest to specialized collectors.

The Seated Liberty dime was designed by Christian Gobrecht, who was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint at the time. He is credited with the Seated Liberty design used on various denominations during the 19th century.
A wreath surrounding the words "one dime".
Philadelphia, New Orleans, Carson City and San Francisco.