Description and Analysis

Seated Liberty Dimes
1847 10C MS

Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint coined nearly eight times as many dimes in 1847 as it did the previous year, and this issue is common across most grades. Only in Mint State does it become scarce, with gems being very rare.

The date logotypes for 1847 and 1848 were awkwardly large, and they barely fit within the exergue beneath Liberty's base. This crowding resulting in one die having the date overlap this base. While not rare, it appeals to collectors for its visual effect.