Capped Bust Dime, Large Dentils (1809-1828)

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In 1809 the Capped Bust dime made its appearance. The design is similar to that used on earlier half dollars beginning in 1807. The 1809-1828 dimes struck in an open collar are slightly different from the closed collar dimes of 1828-1837 (see next listing).

The obverse features Miss Liberty with her hair in a cloth cap secured by a band inscribed LIBERTY, with tresses flowing down to her shoulder. Her bust is draped in a cloth or gown secured by a clasp or brooch. Seven stars are to the left and six to the right. The date is below.

The reverse depicts an eagle perched on a...read more


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