Olevian Numismatic Rarities
1891 Seated Liberty Dime // PCGS & CAC Certified MS63 // Wood Presentation Box
Due to improvements in the silver and gold bullion supply and advances in minting technology, the production of both silver and gold coins increased dramatically in the 1830s. The completion of a new and much larger Philadelphia Mint building in 1833 further supported the mintage and circulation of coins. These conditions prompted Mint Director Robert Patterson to seek fresh designs and hire Christian Gobrecht to assist Chief Engraver William Kneass, who had recently suffered a debilitating stroke. Gobrecht ultimately created the Seated Liberty design employed on most silver coinage of the mid to late 19th century (1836-1891), including the half dime, dime, twenty-cent piece, quarter, half dollar, and dollar denominations.
The obverse features Lady Liberty seated upon a rock, holding a liberty pole and cap symbolic of freedom in her left arm, and a shield in her right to defend it. The reverse design of the half dime and dime features a wreath encircling the denomination. With room for more elaborate design elements, the larger denominations feature an American Bald Eagle with outstretched wings holding an olive branch and bundle of arrows in its talons. The seated liberty dime is key to any collector’s coin collection and this pleasant mint state example is no exception. You will receive the unique coin shown in the photos housed in a plush-lined box with a certificate of authenticity.
5"L x 4"W x 1"H
- OriginUnited States
— Type: Seated Liberty Dime (1837-1891)
— Designer: James Barton Longacre
— Weight: 2.5 grams
— Diameter: 17.9 mm
— Composition: 0.900 silver, 0.100 copper
— Net silver weight: 0.07234 oz pure silver
— Obverse Design: Liberty, seated upon a rock, with liberty pole, cap, and shield
— Obverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / DATE
— Reverse Design: Wreath
— Reverse Inscription: ONE DIME
Please Note: The product offered for sale in this listing has been certified by one or more professional certification services, so you can be confident in the authenticity and stated condition.
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