Seated Liberty Dime 1838-O Very Fine

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  • Description:

    Being one of the first dimes minted at the New Orleans Mint, the 1838-O Seated Liberty Dime has one of the lowest mintages of the series! With only 406,034 dimes minted, the 1838-O Seated Liberty Dime is very hard to find in the higher conditions. Considered to be in very fine condition, the 1838-O Seated Liberty Dime exhibits wear on its surface, with the coin details beginning to fade. Although considered to be in very fine condition, this 1838-O Seated Liberty Dime is borderline extra fine. The Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Francisco Mint participated in the production of the Seated Liberty Dime. The San Francisco Mint was established until 1854 so it joined in later on for the series. The New Orleans Mint opened intermittently from 1838-1861 then again from 1879-1909. The Old Mint, as it was also called, still stands as an official landmark, seeing its fair share of history. It's ownership switched 3 times in a matter of two weeks during the Civil War. Once it was decommissioned, it was used as a Coast Guard storage facility, fallout shelter, and assay office.

    While the 1838-O Seated Liberty Dime was being minted, Samuel Morse first demonstrates the use of the telegraph. The Trail of Tears also begins, removing thousands of Cherokee Native Americans from their land, forcing them to travel miles and miles to a reservation. Over 500 lives were lost, during the Trail of Tears, becoming an historical event that the US is gravely ashamed of. The Seated Liberty series is the second longest series to ever be minted in the US, after the ongoing Washington Quarter series that is the longest.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: Dime
    • Year: 1838
    • Diameter: 17.91 mm
    • Mint Mark: O
    • Thickness: 1.35 mm
    • Grade: Ungraded

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