Seated Liberty Dime

Started by ccaps97, August 02, 2020, 12:46:32 PM

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I am fortunate to have a lot of Seated Liberty Dimes, this is one of the nicer ones. 


That's a nice clean example of a later dated issue in the series. I'm not particularly good at grading, but in my "unprofessional" opinion it looks to be about an XF-40. :)

For some reason the mint increased the weight of the dimes slightly from 2.49 grams of 90% silver/10 % copper to 2.50 grams  starting in 1873. The 1873 and 1874 issues have arrows on either side of the date to indicate the change and are known as Variety 5 coins. Those dated from 1875 thru the end of the Seated Liberty series in 1891 (yours) maintained the same weight and composition but dropped the arrows. These are known as Variety 4 specimens.

I always liked the design of the seated coinage and your coin is a perfect example of a really nice collectible piece. Looking forward to seeing more of your collection, ccaps97.

Many thanks,

Always Faithful