PCGS 4619 - 1859 10C

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from the Molly Malone Collection
United States 1859 dime rev JM.jpg

This design was struck at Philadelphia (shown here), New Orleans and San Francisco 1840-60. It known as the Seated Liberty, With Drapery type. This subtype, struck 1856-60 after the weight was reduced in 1853, is common and this is a fairly common date thereof.

Recorded mintage: 430,000[2], a slightly better date.

Specification: 2.49 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM A63.2.


  • [2]Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2006.
  • Yeoman, R. S., and Kenneth Bressett (ed.), A Guide Book of United States Coins, 59th Ed., Atlanta, GA: Whitman Publishing, 2005.

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