Description and Analysis

Seated Liberty Dimes
1858 10C PF

Description & Analysis

The coin collecting hobby in America enjoyed a major advance in 1858 with the U. S. Mint's first published announcement of its proof coin offerings. Prior to that time just a few collectors in the know availed themselves of these prized pieces, which were still being sold at face value. As a consequence sales rose dramatically, with as many as 100 survivors known today. These all emanated from a single pair of dies that were unique to the proof edition.