A Seated Liberty Dime coin collection presents several possibilities to collectors since the 10-cent coin was changed six different times during its 54-year minting run. The Seated Dime first became available in 1837, with one of several future changes being made starting just the second year of minting, when an arc of 13 stars was added to the obverse side.
One reason Liberty Seated Dimes are so popular is because the ten-cent coin is the smallest and thinnest of any silver coins minted by the U.S. Government. The term "Seated Liberty Coins" actually includes all the US silver coins minted during that era, as all of them utilized the same seated image of Lady Liberty on the obverse side. Changes made to the coin were subtle and usually minor.