Seated Liberty Dime 1856-O Very Fine

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    The Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Francisco Mint participated in the production of the Seated Liberty Quarter. 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.

    The 1856-O Seated Liberty Dime was minted by the New Orleans Mint and has a mintage of just over 1.1 million. Considered to be in very fine condition, the 1856-O Seated Liberty Dime has wear on both sides of the coin, compromising the detailing of the actual coin. The Seated Liberty design was used on all coinage, such as the dime, quarter, and half dollar. This was the trend until 1916, wherein the US Mint assigned different designs to all the denominational coins. Although the designs on the obverse are the same, the reverse design ranges from each denomination. Some important events that happened in 1856 are the Bleeding Kansas continued, President Franklin Pierce is denied re-nomination, and Niagara University is founded in Niagara Falls, New York.

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    • Year: 1856
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