From the NGC Archives: 1837 Seated Liberty Dime
Posted on 1/15/2013
Mr. Patterson had the seated figure of Britannia translated to the goddess Liberty, as seen on this dime from 1837.
The first year of coinage for the Seated Liberty Dime featured two distinctive date styles. This Small Date variety was evidently coined second, after the curious public had set aside their souvenirs. Walter Breen noted that this variety is much rarer in mint state than the Large Date. A delightful gem, this attractive dime is boldly struck and displays very clean surfaces. Coined from lightly worn dies, the result is richly textured luster throughout. This beauty exhibits just a faint suggestion of pewter gray toning around its peripheries but is otherwise frosty white.
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