1859 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 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)
------$9,943$15,296$1,846

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1859 Seated Liberty Dime (Transitional Pattern: Obverse of 1859 - Reverse of 1860 Variety) is worth $9,943 to $15,296 or more in uncirculated (MS+) 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: $1.2443





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