– Capped Bust Dime (1809 - 1837)

The Capped Bust Dime, minted from 1809 to 1837, represents an important era in American numismatics. Designed by John Reich, the Capped Bust Dime succeeded the earlier Draped Bust Dime and introduced a new design motif that would endure for nearly three decades. 

The obverse of the Capped Bust Dime features a left-facing bust of Liberty wearing a cloth cap, which is adorned with a band inscribed with the word "LIBERTY."  

The design is characterized by sharp details and a sense of elegance, with Liberty's hair flowing gracefully behind her. The date of mintage is located below the bust. 

On the reverse of the coin is a heraldic eagle with its wings outstretched, holding arrows and an olive branch in its talons. Above the eagle is the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and below is the denomination "10 C. 

The Capped Bust Dime was minted using a composition of 89.24% silver and 10.76% copper, giving it a distinctive appearance and value. It was the smallest denomination of circulating coinage at the time and was used in everyday transactions across the young nation. 

During its production, the Capped Bust Dime underwent several modifications, including changes in the size and style of lettering, as well as adjustments to the design elements to improve striking quality.  

The Capped Bust Dime holds a special place in the hearts of collectors and numismatists for its historical significance, artistic beauty, and nostalgic appeal.  

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