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Seated Liberty Dimes

The Seated Liberty Dime was minted from 1836 - 1891. These obverse of these coins depicted the goddess liberty clad in a flowing dress seated upon a rock. In her left hand she is holding a liberty pole surmounted by a Phrygian cap. The reverse design features a wreath around the words "One Dime". These coins were minted at the Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco and carson City mints. There are many varieties of these coins, which make them popular with collectors. The silver content of the Seated Liberty Dime is .07234 troy ounces and the composite is 90% silver and 10% copper.


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Seated Liberty Dimes

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.