- USA Coin Book
- Seated Liberty
- 1859-P : Transitional Pattern: Obverse of 1859 - Reverse of 1860
1859 Seated Liberty Dimes : Transitional Pattern: Obverse of 1859 - Reverse of 1860
Type 4 - Legend on Obverse
Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper
Diameter: 17.9 mm
Mass / Weight: 2.49 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
This is a rare Transitional Pattern of the 1859 Seated Liberty Dime. The obverse of this coin features the standard 1859 design. Although the reverse of this coin depicts the newer style design that would be used on the reverse of the 1860 dimes. What is most notable is the total absence of the motto and words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" on the coin. The motto was switched from the back of the coin to the front of the coin in 1860.
The 1859 Seated Liberty Dime (Transitional Pattern: Obverse of 1859 - Reverse of 1860 Variety) is worth $9,943 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Proof coins can be worth $1,846 or more. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.
MELT VALUE: $1.1939
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