Liberty Seated Dime Mintages

  • The Liberty Seated Dime was produced for more than five decades at four different mint facilities with numerous small design changes taking place periodically. This lends to a wide range of mintage levels during the course of the series.
  • The lowest mintages for the series occurred at the Philadelphia Mint during the years of the Civil War, culminating at the absolute low of 6,000 pieces struck during 1867. A unique rarity for the series also exists with the 1873-CC No Arrows Liberty Seated Dime. The Carson City Mint had initially struck 12,400 examples of the coin, however after a change in the standard weight, all of these pieces were melted except for one known example.
  • During the series there are six different issues with a mintage greater than ten million. The first occurred for the 1853 dime with arrows at 12,078,010. Production was higher following a decrease in the standard weight for the denomination. The other five high mintage issues occur later in the series after the final design modification placed the legend on the obverse of the coin.
  • The mintages for each issue of the Liberty Seated Dime series appear following with headings to denote the significant design changes.
No Stars on Obverse
1837682,500
1838-O406,034
Stars on Obverse
18381,992,500
18391,053,115
1839-O1,323,000
1840981,500
1840-O1,175,000
1840377,500
18411,622,500
1841-O2,007,500
18421,887,500
1842-O2,020,000
18431,370,000
1843-O150,000
184472,500
18451,755,000
1845-O230,000
184631,300
1847245,000
1848451,500
1849839,000
1849-O300,000
18501,931,500
1850-O510,000
18511,026,500
1851-O400,000
18521,535,500
1852-O430,000
1853 No arrows95,000
Arrows at Date
1853 With Arrows12,078,010
1853-O1,100,000
18544,470,000
1854-O1,770,000
18552,075,000
Stars on Obverse
18565,780,000
1856-O1,180,000
1856-S70,000
18575,580,000
1857-O1,540,000
18581,540,000
1858-O290,000
1858-S60,000
1859430,000
1859-O480,000
1859-S60,000
1860-S140,000
Legend on Obverse
1860606,000
1860-O40,000
18611,883,000
1861-S172,500
1862847,000
1862-S180,750
186314,000
1863-S157,500
186411,000
1864-S230,000
186510,000
1865-S175,000
18668,000
1866-S135,000
18676,000
1867-S140,000
1868464,000
1868-S260,000
1869256,000
1869-S450,000
1870470,500
1870-S50,000
1871906,750
1871-S320,000
1871-CC20,100
18722,395,500
1872-S190,000
1872-CC35,480
1873 No Arrows1,568,000
1873-CC No ArrowsUnique
Arrows at Date
18732,377,700
1873-S455,000
1873-CC18,791
18742,939,300
1874-S240,000
1874-CC10,817
Legend on Obverse
187510,350,000
1875-S9,070,000
1875-CC4,645,000
187611,460,000
1876-S10,420,000
1876-CC8,270,000
18777,310,000
1877-S2,340,000
1877-CC7,700,000
18781,677,200
1878-CC200,000
187914,000
188036,000
188124,000
18823,910,000
18837,674,673
18843,365,505
1884-S564,969
18852,532,497
1885-S43,690
18866,376,684
1886-S206,524
188711,283,229
1887-S4,454,450
18885,495,655
1888-S1,720,000
18897,380,000
1889-S972,678
18909,910,951
1890-S1,423,076
189115,310,000
1891-O4,540,000
1891-S3,196,116
 

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