– Liberty Seated Dime (1837 - 1891)

The Liberty Seated Dime, minted from 1837 to 1891, is one of the most iconic and enduring coin designs in American numismatic history. Designed by Christian Gobrecht, the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint 

Liberty Seated Dime introduced a new design motif that would become synonymous with American coinage of the mid-19th century. 

The obverse of the Liberty Seated Dime features a left-facing seated figure of Liberty, draped in flowing robes and holding a liberty pole with a Phrygian cap on top, symbolizing freedom and liberty.  

On the reverse of the coin is a heraldic eagle with its wings outstretched, clutching arrows and an olive branch in its talons.  

Above the eagle is the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and below is the denomination "ONE DIME." The eagle is surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves, symbolizing victory and honor. 

The Liberty Seated Dime was minted using a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper, giving it a distinctive appearance and value. It was used in everyday transactions across the young nation and played a vital role in the economy of the mid-19th century. 

During its production, the Liberty Seated 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.  

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