The 1857 Seated Liberty dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1857 Dime

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Dime
Year: 1857
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .0723 oz.
Total Weight: 2.49 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.31

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.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1857 Philadelphia 5,580,000
1857 O New Orleans 1,540,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.31 as of June 02, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $18.10 per ounce.

The 1857 dime with no mint mark is worth around $16 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $30 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $50. 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 $18 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $35 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $70. 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.

Grading System

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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book