1870 10C Standard Silver Ten Cents, Judd-827, Pollock-917, R.7-8

A left-facing seated Liberty holds a shield at her right side and an olive branch in her left hand. A scroll inscribed with LIBERTY flows across the shield, and a crudely fashioned cap and pole are suspended in the background. UNITED STATES / OF AMERICA occupies the periphery with the date, 1870, in exergue. On the reverse 10 / CENTS is within an open wreath of cotton and corn, tied with a bow at the bottom. STANDARD--in small letters--is found at the edge above the wreath, and the rim is unusually wide. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

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1870 10C Standard Silver Ten Cents, Judd-825, Pollock-915, Low R.7

A left-facing seated Liberty holds a shield at her right side and an olive branch in her left hand. A scroll inscribed with LIBERTY flows across the shield, and a crudely fashioned cap and pole are suspended in the background. UNITED STATES / OF AMERICA occupies the periphery with the date, 1870, in exergue. On the reverse 10 / CENTS is within an open wreath of cotton and corn, tied with a bow at the bottom. STANDARD--in small letters--is found at the edge above the wreath, and the rim is unusually wide. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.
Nine distinct classes of 1870 dime patterns are known, including seven Standard Silver issues such as the current offering. The first eight of the nine dime groups comprise six variations: silver, copper, and aluminum, each with either a reeded or plain edge. The result is a total of 51 different dime patterns dated 1870--more than any other year by a wide margin.

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Standard Seated Dime Patterns
Source for information and pictures courtesy of  Heritage Coin Auctions
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