We are offering an 1885 seated liberty dime. There is very light wear on the coin. LIBERTY is full and bold. In our opinion, we believe this coin to be in extra fine condition.
Christian Gobrecht completed the design of the Seated Liberty dime, whose obverse was used with every circulating silver U.S. coin of the period. Mint Director Robert Maskell Patterson requested a new coin design, to be reminiscent of the Britannia image found on coinage of the UK. Chief Engraver William Kneass drew the original sketches but suffered a stroke and was too ill to finish them or to oversee preparation of the dies. The task then fell to Gobrecht, who was promoted to Second Engraver. The obverse features an image of Liberty sitting on a rock, wearing a dress and holding a staff with a liberty cap on top. Her right hand is balancing a shield with the inscription "LIBERTY." The reverse featured the inscription "ONE DIME," surrounded by a wreath. All Seated Liberty dimes contain 90% silver and 10% copper and are 17.9 millimeters (0.705 inch) in diameter. This size and metal composition would continue until 1965 when silver was permanently removed from circulating dimes.
T-2 - QXSM - 3/15 - S40 - BC
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