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1879 Liberty Seated Dime Proof - Legend on Obverse Legend on Obverse NGC PF65

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1879 Liberty Seated Dime Proof - Legend on Obverse Legend on Obverse NGC PF65

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Why add this 1879 Liberty Seated Silver Dime to your collection?

The Liberty Seated Dime Series underwent several minor design changes during its period of minting from 1837-1891. The original Liberty Seated design was created by Christian Gobrecht, based upon a sketch by Thomas Sully, whose inspiration for the imagery was the depiction of Britannia on British coinage. In 1860, the coin's design was updated by James Barton Longacre, moving the legend to the obverse, and modifying the foliage of the reverse wreath from laurel to agricultural varieties. The 1879 dime is struck from 90% silver with a reported mintage of 14,000.

Design inspired by the British Britannia coin

The obverse depicts Liberty seated on a rock looking back over her right shoulder. Her left hand holds a scepter with a Freedom cap at its top, and her right hand supports a striped shield with a banner draped across it inscribed "LIBERTY." The legend present on the obverse is "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "1879."

The reverse contains the denomination "ONE DIME" inscribed at the center of a wreath including wheat and corn ears tied with a ribbon at the base.

Beautiful Proof 65

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this well preserved 1879 10c Liberty Seated Silver Dime Proof 65. Expect a coin of this grade to have excellent eye appeal, an even strike with good average luster overall, and some marks, hairlines, or lightly scuffed areas.

This Liberty Seated Silver Dime belongs in your collection! Purchase this coin struck in the 19th century from MCM today.


Year of Issue:1879
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF65
Variety:Legend on Obverse
Finish:Proof
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:2.5 g
Diameter:17.9 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.1
Mintage:14,000