1796 Draped Bust Dime Small Eagle Image
DRAPED BUST DIMES (1796-1807)
Notes:
Although U.S. federal coinage began in 1793, it wasn't until 1796 that the Dime denomination was introduced. U.S. Mint engraver Robert Scot was responsible for the Draped Bust Dime designs of 1796 to 1807. The Plain Eagle reverse type was replaced with an Eagle with a Shield in 1798. The obverse depiction of Liberty was based on a Gilbert Stuart portrait drawing of Liberty, a design introduced on the 1795 Silver Dollar. No Dimes were struck in 1806 or 1808. In 1809 the design of the dime was changed.  (Contributed by Richard Giedroyc)
Specifications:
Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 19.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Other - 10.8%

Weight: 41.6 grains (2.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mint mark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at Philadelphia)


DRAPED BUST DIMES (1796-1807)
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1797 Found with 13 and 16 Stars on the obverse.

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