This collection features a classic United States coin that is over a century old and which disappeared from circulation generations ago – the 1837-1891 Seated Liberty Silver Dime. The Seated Liberty Silver Dime was struck by the U.S. Mint between 1837 and 1891. It was America’s Dime for the majority of the 19th century, but it disappeared from circulation over 100 years ago in the late 19th century and is seldom seen today even in the finest collections. U.S. Mint engraver Christian Gobrecht created the new “Liberty Seated” design as a replacement for the Capped Bust design that had been used on U.S. silver coins since the early part of the 19th century. The obverse of the Seated Liberty Silver Dime is the same as most other silver coins of the era – the image of Lady Liberty seated on a rock. In her left hand she holds a staff topped with a slave’s cap to represent the freedom for which Americans fought so passionately. Her right hand rests on the Union shield, which is a symbol of the strength of the United States. The 13 stars surrounding Liberty represent the original 13 states. The Liberty Seated Silver Dime was America’s longest-running coin design of the 19th century. It was used continuously for longer than any other design, from the first coin in 1837 to the last in 1891. The same Liberty Seated design was also used on Half Dimes, Quarters, and Half Dollars of the same era – although the Dime was the first coin to be issued with this legendary design. The Seated Liberty Silver Dime was replaced with the Barber Silver Dime in 1892. Most Seated Liberty Dimes were worn out in circulation or melted long ago. Just a fraction remain in any condition, and the coins offered here are in beautiful collectible condition. This coin comes gift boxed and with a Certificate of Authenticity.