The 1857 Seated Liberty dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.
Type: Seated Liberty Dime
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .0723 oz.
Total Weight: 2.49 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.78
The US minted the 1857 dime with no mint mark and also the 1857 O dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.
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This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.78 as of December 04, 2023. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.59 per ounce.
The 1857 dime with no mint mark is worth around $17 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $30 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $55. In uncirculated condition the price is around $300 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $550.
The 1857 O dime is worth around $20 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $40 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $75. In uncirculated condition the price is around $425 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $750.
A small number of proof coins with no mint mark were minted and they are each valued at around $3,000 in PR 63 condition.
Good- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is not readable. The letters and the date are readable.
Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is readable, but certain letters are faint.
Extremely fine- Both the word "LIBERTY" and the edges on the scroll are distint.
MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.
MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.
PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.
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