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Discover the Rich History of US Dimes

A Collector's Treasure

Welcome to our collection of US dimes, where history and artistry collide. As a passionate coin collector, you'll be thrilled to explore the captivating journey of these ten-cent pieces. From their inception in 1796 to the present, US dimes have undergone numerous design changes, each reflecting the spirit of the time. Delve into this fascinating world and uncover the stories behind these highly sought-after treasures.

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Early US Mint Dime Designs: Draped Bust & Capped Bust (1796-1837)

Mintage of dimes in the United States begins with the Draped Bust dime, the very first dime produced by the US Mint. Designed by Robert Scot, these dimes feature Lady Liberty wearing a flowing dress and a cap. Minted between 1796 and 1807, these rare coins showcase the early days of the United States.

Following the Draped Bust, the Capped Bust dime emerged in 1809. Designed by John Reich, these dimes showcase a more mature Lady Liberty with a capped head. This design graced dimes until 1837 and saw several variations in size, offering coin enthusiasts a fascinating range to collect.

Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)

The Seated Liberty dime, designed by Christian Gobrecht, is a classic representation of American numismatic history. Depicting Lady Liberty seated on a rock, holding a shield and a staff with a liberty cap, these dimes were minted from 1837 to 1891. Seated Liberty dimes have various subtypes, including the No Stars, Stars, Legend, and Arrows designs. Collectors will enjoy exploring the intricacies of each subtype and appreciating the unique characteristics that set them apart.

Barber Dimes (1892-1916)

Named after their designer, Charles E. Barber, the Barber dimes showcase a refined, modernized portrait of Lady Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap. Minted from 1892 to 1916, these dimes are a testament to the evolution of American coinage. With their elegant design, Barber dimes hold a special place in the hearts of collectors.

Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)

The Mercury dime, designed by Adolph A. Weinman, is among the most iconic US dimes. Also known as the Winged Liberty Head dime, it features Lady Liberty adorned with a winged cap, symbolizing freedom of thought. Minted from 1916 to 1945, these dimes are celebrated for their artistic excellence and historical significance.

Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Present)

Honoring the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Roosevelt dime has been in circulation since 1946. Designed by John R. Sinnock, these dimes capture President Roosevelt's profile with a simple elegance. Notable for their longevity, Roosevelt dimes have undergone various changes in composition, transitioning from silver to a copper-nickel clad. Collectors can explore the different mint marks and special editions, such as the 1996-W Roosevelt dime, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the design.