1859 P Seated Liberty Dimes : Transitional Pattern: Obverse of 1859 - Reverse of 1860

Type 4 - Legend on Obverse

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
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.):
1859 Transitional Pattern Seated Liberty Dime - Reverse of 1860 - Obverse of 1859
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.
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
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MELT VALUE: $1.2191


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