1875 Dime

Dyer, Sonia sonia.dyer at hp.com
Fri Mar 12 21:22:43 CET 2004

Rob Klein wrote

>I don't think the U.S. dimes (10 cent pieces) were 100% silver even in
1875.  I 
>believe they were an alloy of silver and nickel....

An 1875 seated Liberty dime would have been 90% silver, 10% copper.  For
interesting write-up, see http://www.coinsite.com, and select (on lower
left) "History of US Coins (by type)".  From the list that is displayed,
scroll down to "1860-91 Dime Seated Liberty Legend Obv".  This appears
to be the only one of the various Seated Liberties that was made in


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