transitional 1859 Seated Liberty dime, lacking any reference to nation
of issue because of design changes, is known by fewer than 20 examples.
example graded Proof 64 Cameo by Numismatic Guaranty
Corp. is being offered July 10 in Orlando, Fla., during Heritage Auctions’
Premier Summer FUN session.
as Judd 233 in United States Patterns Coins by J. Hewitt Judd,
edited by Q. David Bowers, with research associate Saul Teichman, the
piece is nicknamed "transitional" because the coin appears
without the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The inscription
originally appeared on the reverse of the Seated Liberty dime, from
the coin's introduction in 1837 through 1859 and 1860 (the end date of
the design's use differs by Mint facility). The inscription was moved
to a modified obverse in 1860 when a totally new, Cereal
Wreath reverse was introduced.
233 was struck with the With Stars obverse of 1838 to 1859 and the
Cereal Wreath reverse of 1860.
details can be found on Gerry Fortin’s SeatedDimeVarieties.com website.
auction is being held in conjunction with the Florida United Numismatists Summer Convention at
the Orange County
Convention Center, West Concourse, 9800 International Dr.
more on Heritage Auctions 1,940-lot sale July 10 and 11, visit Heritage online,
telephone 800-872-6467, or write the firm at 3500 Maple Ave., 17th
Floor, Dallas, TX 75219.
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