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1853 Seated Liberty Dime Nice Coin 1908
1853 Seated Liberty Dime Nice Coin 1908


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48 Seated 1 2 Dimes 185354555657586168 S69 S7272 S7373 S LOW START


1853 Seated Liberty Dime Nice Coin 2002
1853 Seated Liberty Dime Nice Coin 2002


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1853 Seated Dime Sharp Nice FREE SHIPPING


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1853 Seated dime with Arrows PCGS XF45


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1853 SEATED LIBERTY DIME SEATED SILVER DIME ARROWS


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1853 Seated Liberty Dime CHOICE VF+ FREE SHIPPING


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1853 Seated Half Dime Nice FREE SHIPPING


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US 1853 Seated Liberty Silver Dime VF Choice See Photos


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1853 Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dime XF AU


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1853 with arrows Seated Dime XF 11W8


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Lot Of 2 Early Seated Lib Dimes1 1849no arrow date 1 1853arrow date


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1853 Seated Liberty Dime
1853 Seated Liberty Dime


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1853 Seated Libert Dime Love Token Very Nice Engraved


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1853 NO ARROWS Seated Liberty Dime CHOICE VG RARE FREE SHIPPING


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1853 XF Seated Liberty Half Dime with Arrows


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Set of VG VF Liberty Seated Dimes 1840 1841 O 1853 1854 1856 Very Good Very Fine


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1853 XF AU Seated Liberty Half Dime with Arrows Nice Sharp Strike


1842 1853 Arrows 1876 Seated Liberty Dime Type Set
1842 1853 Arrows 1876 Seated Liberty Dime Type Set


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1853 Liberty Seated Half Dime AU Details Sharp Well Struck Coin


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1853 PCGS VF Cleaning Liberty Seated Dime Silver 10c US Coin FREE SHIPPING 966


1853 NO ARROWS GOOD SEATED LIBERTY SILVER 10c DIME ID T753
1853 NO ARROWS GOOD SEATED LIBERTY SILVER 10c DIME ID T753


1853 Seated dime with Arrows PCGS AU53
1853 Seated dime with Arrows PCGS AU53


1853 H10c PCGS XF45 Arrows Seated Half Dime
1853 H10c PCGS XF45 Arrows Seated Half Dime


1853 O NEW ORLEANS MINT DIME SEATED LIBERTY 90 SILVER
1853 O NEW ORLEANS MINT DIME SEATED LIBERTY 90 SILVER


1853 P Seated Liberty Half Dime Choice XF ARROWS Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1853 P Seated Liberty Half Dime Choice XF ARROWS Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike


1853 ARROWS SEATED LIBERTY HALF DIME XF45 PCGS
1853 ARROWS SEATED LIBERTY HALF DIME XF45 PCGS


1853 Seated Liberty Dime PCGS MS 64
1853 Seated Liberty Dime PCGS MS 64


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1853 Seated Liberty Half Dime CHOICE AU FREE SHIPPING


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1853 LIBERTY SEATED SILVER DIME VERY FINE WITH ARROWS FULL LIBERTY


1853 P Seated Liberty Half Dime Nice XF Arrows
1853 P Seated Liberty Half Dime Nice XF Arrows


1853 Seated 1 2 dime with Arrows PCGS AU58
1853 Seated 1 2 dime with Arrows PCGS AU58


Silver Philadelphia Mint 1853 United States of America Seated Liberty Dime Arrow
Silver Philadelphia Mint 1853 United States of America Seated Liberty Dime Arrow


1853 Seated Liberty Half Dime PCGS MS63 Arrows
1853 Seated Liberty Half Dime PCGS MS63 Arrows


1853 w Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dime AU UNC
1853 w Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dime AU UNC


1853 10c PCGS XF45 Arrows Liberty Seated Dime
1853 10c PCGS XF45 Arrows Liberty Seated Dime


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6 SEATED LIBERTY DIMES18531857BOOTH NICE2X188787S91 NICE GROUP LOOK


1853 P Seated Liberty Half Dime W Arrows Lustrous Abt Unc AU Details Hole Holed
1853 P Seated Liberty Half Dime W Arrows Lustrous Abt Unc AU Details Hole Holed


1853 AU ARROWS SEATED LIBERTY HALF DIME ID EE267
1853 AU ARROWS SEATED LIBERTY HALF DIME ID EE267


Dimes appear in five major types, which we discuss in this article.

Draped Bust (1796–1807)

The very first dimes bore the Draped Bust design that became the standard on all silver coins in 1796. The first dimes featured 15 stars, one for each state in the union. Initially, the plan was to include a new star for each state as it came onboard. By 1798, the number of states (and stars) was up to 16, but this became so crowded on the coins that the number of stars was reduced to that of the 13 original colonies. Imagine how the coins of today would look with 50 stars crowded onto such a tiny coin (reminds us of the candles on our birthday cakes).

Capped Bust (1809–1837)

The Capped Bust design appeared in 1809 and ran until 1837. This series contains a number of interesting overdates and varieties, including 1814 and 1820 varieties, where the words States of America are spaced so closely together that they form a single word. No rare dates or stoppers exist in this series. A large number of collectors concentrate on the die varieties in this series, where they have a chance of cherry-picking a valuable variety for the price of a common type.

Seated Liberty (1837–1891)

A larger version of the half dimes, the Seated Liberty dime, ran from 1837 to 1891. Unlike the three-cent pieces and half dimes, dimes were not replaced with other coins made of copper-nickel, so the year 1873 meant nothing to them — they just kept going and going. . . . Weight reductions in 1853 and 1873 saw the addition of arrowheads on either side of the date, signals to the public that lasted for three and two years, respectively. Plenty of challenging dates, as well as some interesting varieties, await the collector of this type.

Barber (1892–1916)

The new dime that appeared in 1892 showed a head of Liberty, but this time, she wore the cap she had on a pole on the last design.

A headband with the word Liberty and a wreath hold her hat on her head. This type is known as the Barber dime not because it had anything to do with the local haircutter, but because Charles Barber was the designer. Come to think about it, a haircut probably cost a dime in 1892. The Barber dime series is home to the 1894-S, one of the rarest and most expensive U.S. coins, which costs $1.5 million or more for a nice one.

Mercury head (1916–1945)

In 1916, designer Adolph Weinman put wings on Liberty's cap, a classic design from ancient times that was quickly associated with the Roman god, Mercury (hence the nickname for this type). Weinman placed a fasces on the back of the coin . A fasces consists of a battle ax surrounded by a bundle of sticks, another design from the Ancient Roman world that represented strength and unity. Unfortunately, the symbolism of the fasces received a bad name in World War II from Italy's Mussolini and his Fascist Party. Well-struck examples of this type have clearly defined and separated bands around the fasces. The most important area includes the bands in the very center of the coin. If these horizontal bands are completely separated, the coin earns the coveted full bands designation and is, therefore, worth a premium. Some date/mintmark combinations with full bands are excessively rare.

Roosevelt head (1946–present)

The death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1945 prompted a quick design change for the dime. Roosevelt's head was placed on the front of the coin, and the fasces was replaced by a torch. The initials of the designer, John Sinnock were placed just beneath Roosevelt's head. The Roosevelt-head dime appeared in silver through 1964, after which the coins were made of a clad metal of low value. Roosevelt dimes are still being made today, 55 years after his death.

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