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Your Guide to American Coins and Coin Collecting
Tuesday November 20, 2018

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Coin Collecting

Metal Detectors

Gold and Silver

Seated Liberty Dime
Years of Production: 1837 through 1891
Compostion: Silver and copper
Minted at: Seated Liberty dimes were struck at the Philadelphia Mint and New Orleans Mint.
Location of Mint Mark: Reverse side, below or within the wreath.
Designer: The Seated Liberty dime was designed by Christian Gobrecht.
Comments: Seated Liberty dimes had the longest production run of any nineteenth century dime design. Variations in the drapery on the obverse and stars on the reverse denote types. Click coins at right to view obverse and reverse coin detail.

Coins - Dimes - Seated Liberty Dimes

Coin collecting or Numismatics rewards the hobbyist in many ways. Coin values can be strictly described as the monetary value or price of given coins; but the knowledge of history, economics and geography available to coin collectors makes coin collecting an invaluable experience well worth sharing with friends, children and grandchildren.

A coin collection need not start with particularly old, rare, or valuable coins of gold or silver. Young collectors are captivated by the unfamiliar designs of such standard American coins as the Indian Head Penny and the Buffalo Nickel. Representative examples of such quintessential coins can be obtained at minimal cost to novice collectors willing to accept coins with high mintages or some wear. Patient culling can be more economical than paying dealer prices. Such coins will help teach basic lessons in grading coins and help to fill up the empty slots in the novice's coin albums. The newly released State Quarters series and Sacagawea Dollars can also be interesting points of entry for young hobbyists discovering the world of coin collecting.

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