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Draped Bust Dime 10c Small Eagle, 1796-1797 MS

Draped Bust Dime 10c Small Eagle, 1796-1797 MS

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 72453)

The Draped Bust Dime Ten cents is part of a series of Draped bust dime coins struck from 1796-1797. The specific variety is Small Eagle. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 89% silver; 11% copper.
Bust dimes represent the first iteration of the ten-cent coin, which debuted in 1796. The Draped Bust design is often credited to Gilbert Stuart and was struck from 1796 through 1807.
Obverse: Liberty is portrayed with a so-called "draped bust," facing right, with her hair tied back with a ribbon. She is flanked by stars on the left and right periphery with the word LIBERTY on top, and the date positioned at the bottom.
Reverse: The so-called "small eagle" is portrayed standing atop rocks motif in the center with wings fully surrounded by an olive wreath that is tied by a ribbon into a bow at the bottom. The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the periphery. No denomination is mentioned.

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GSID: 72453
Coin Date: Draped Bust Dime
Denomination: 10c / Ten cents
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Coinage Type: Draped bust dime
Coinage Years: 1796-1797
Composition: 89% silver; 11% copper
Variety: Small Eagle
Variety 2: 1796-1797
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 19 mm
Fineness: 0.8924
Weight: 2.7 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Robert Scot
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, [Date]
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
PCGS #: 4460
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