Collectible US Liberty Seated Dimes

Like the dollars, half dollars, quarters, and half dimes of the same design, the Seated Liberty dimes were designed by Christian Gobrecht. The initial design, first struck in 1837, featured Liberty seated with a heraldic shield. Because of their small size, the dimes were not required to feature an eagle on the reverse; instead, they simply depicted the words "United States of America" circling a wreath with "One Dime" written in the middle.

In 1838, 13 stars were added to the obverse, circling Lady Liberty. From 1853 until 1855, and again from 1873 until 1874, arrows were added on either side of the date, which reduced the coins’ weight. In 1860, the words "United States of America" were moved to the front of the coin, replacing the stars around Lady Liberty. This design continued until 1892, when it was replaced by the Barber dime.

Seated Liberty dimes were so thin that many examples are bent or dented.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Seateddimevarieties.com

Seateddimevarieties.com

Gerry Fortin’s definitive Web-based book on Liberty Seated Dimes from 1837 to 1891 features an easy-to-navigate t… [read review or visit site]

Legendary Coins and Currency

Legendary Coins and Currency

This online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is a great way to get an overview… [read review or visit site]

Society of U.S. Pattern Collectors

Society of U.S. Pattern Collectors

Home to the Society of U.S. Pattern collectors, this well-organized site provides in-depth information on pattern c… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

1877 Cc Seated Liberty Dime Silver Coin #5jj1877-cc Seated Liberty Dime Free Shipping1861 Civil War Seated Dime, Pcgs Ms-63, Great Originality(estatesale Is Now Dkrc10c 1876-cc Seated Liberty Dime, Pcgs Ms62 * No Reserve!1887-s U.s. Seated Liberty Dime Pcgs Ms-63+1870 Seated Liberty Dime Ngc Xf 45 1881 10c Ngc Pf 64 Seated Liberty Silver Proof Dime, Near Gem Uncirculated Rare1873 Us Seated Liberty Dime "no Arrows"! Fine! Old Us Coins!1876-s Full Head Ms+++++ Seated Liberty Dime From Big Collection1853 Us Seated Liberty Dime With Arrows1866 Ngc Fine Details Seated Liberty Silver 10c Dime Id# Z11Seated Liberty And Barber Silver Dimes, 19 In Album. 1874 To 1916 All Different1853 W/arrows Ultra High Grade Seated Liberty Dime From Big Collection1842-o Seated Dime Nice Uncirculated Scarce!!Us Seated Liberty Silver Dime 1884-s * Ungraded Coin1840 Seated Liberty Dime Silver Coin #4jj1838 Small Stars Seated Liberty Dime F-vf Detail1858 Liberty Seated Dime 10c - Pcgs Au50 Nice ToningTwo Great Coins Dug In Amelia Virginia 1861 Dime And 1865 Two Cent PiecePleasing Vf+ 1878 Seated Liberty Dime W/ Full Liberty ~ True Auction, No Reserve1876-cc 10c United States Liberty Seated Dime Item#3085 DmΩ 1891-s Seated Liberty Dime Xf-au1875 Cc Seated Liberty Dime Mintmark Above Motto Pcgs Ms 641877-cc Key Ultra High Grade Seated Liberty Dime From Big Collection1861 Key Civil War Ultra High Grade Seated Liberty Dime From Big CollectionNice Potpourri Lot Of 18 Liberty Seated Dimes, G - Xf, 3-dayLot Of (8) Silver Seated Dimes Circulated Condition W/1 Seated Half Dime5 Different Seated Liberty Dimes 1853 1857 1874-s 1888 1891 Ag-vg Details1891 Seated Liberty DimeOdd Lot Of 6 Old Us Coins - 1842-1865, Flying Eagle, 3c Silver, Seated Dime, Etc1875-cc Mint Below Bow Gem High Grade Seated Liberty Dime From Big Collection1882 Liberty Seated Dime Pcgs Ms651858-o Key Date Ultra High Grade Seated Liberty Dime From Big Collection1868 Seated Liberty - Dime - Silver Coin1883 Seated 101852-o Seated Liberty Dime Free Shipping1852-o Key Date Seated Liberty Dime From Big Collection1875-cc 10c Liberty Seated Dime1890 Silver Seated Liberty Dime Coin - Vf Detail1876 Type 1 Reverse Seated Liberty Dime Coin1885 P Seated Liberty Dime 1873 Seated Liberty Dime, Arrows, ** Free Shipping!1891 Gem High Grade Seated Liberty Dime From Big Collection1887 Us 90% Silver Seated Liberty Dime - *beauty*1885 Ultra High Grade Seated Liberty Dime From Big Collection1838 Seated Liberty Dime Free ShippingLot Of 4 Coins Seated Liberty Dimes 1877,1890,1891 And 1853 Half Dime1876 Seated Liberty Dime Free Shipping1862 Seated Dime Vf+ Condition1841 Seated Liberty Dime Free Shipping1838 Rare Large Stars Seated Liberty Dime From Big Collection1853 *arrows*liberty Seated Dime *free Shipping After First Item*1886 Seated Liberty Silver Dime Love Token Initials Mc Silver Pcgs 1877 Cc 10 Cent Seated Liberty 1875 Seated Liberty Dime 90% Silver Not Old Junk Pre 1965 Us Coin Lot H3181874 W/arrows Rare Ultra High Grade Seated Liberty Dime From Big Collection1876 Ultra High Grade Seated Liberty Dime From Big Collection5 Coins Us Seated Liberty Dimes And Half Dimes 1853p, 1890p, 1891o,1855p, 1857p(3) Seated Liberty Dimes 1840-p 1853-p With Arrows 1884-s Seated Liberty Dime Vg Lot: 1854 1876 1877 1887 1887-s 1890 1891-s