1856 Seated Liberty Dimes : Small Date

Type 2 Resumed - Stars and Drapery 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.):
1856 Small Date Seated Liberty Dime
The 1856 Small Date Seated Liberty Dime is one of the two major varieties of this coin and is depicted above. The date on this coin is much smaller and has a different style. The difference between the 1856 Small Date vs Large Date dime can be seen in the example image below comparing the two:

1856 Small Date vs Large Date Seated Liberty Dime - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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)
$16$18$21$31$50$133$307$646$4,599

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1856 Seated Liberty Dime (Small Date Variety) is worth $18 in average condition and can be worth $307 to $646 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Proof coins can be worth $4,599 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: $1.2393





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