Seated Liberty was designed by Christian Gobrecht. The obverse features an image of Liberty sitting on a rock, wearing a dress and holding a staff with a liberty cap on top. Her right hand is balancing a shield with the inscription “LIBERTY.” The reverse featured the inscription “ONE DIME,” surrounded by a wreath.
The replacement of the Mercury dime with one bearing Roosevelt’s image was introduced by Virginia Congressman Ralph H. Daughton in order to honor President Franklin D. Roosevelt who was responsible in founding the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which originally raised money for polio research and to aid victims of the disease and their families. The public at that time was urged to contribute a dime to the National Foundation […]
The 1916-D issue of only 264,000 coins is highly sought after, due largely to the fact that the overwhelming majority of the dimes struck at Denver in 1916 carried the pre-existing Barber design. This explains why the 1916-D is worth up to thousands of dollars if it is in relatively fine condition.
Winged Liberty Head or also commonly referred to as The Mercury dime is deemed as one of the most beautiful US coins ever designed. Mercury dime which features Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap (a classic symbol of liberty and freedom) with its wings intended to symbolize freedom of thought, was designed by the renowned sculptor, Adolph A. Weinman. The Mercury Dime 1916 D issue of only 264,000 coins is highly […]
Draped Bust (1796–1807) Draped Bust dime in 1796 was the first dime to be in circulation. It was designed by Chief Engraver Robert Scot and it featured the same obverse and reverse as all other circulating coins of the time, the so-called Draped Bust/Small Eagle design. Initially, in 1796, there were 15 stars on the obverse, representing the number of states then in the Union. With Tennessee’s admission as the […]
The Barber dime was named after its designer, Charles E. Barber. On the obverse, it features an image of Liberty wearing a laurel wreath with a ribbon, a Phrygian cap and a headband inscribed with the word “LIBERTY”.One of the rarest coins in all of U.S. numismatics is the 1894-S dime.