1801 Draped Bust Dime PCGS AU55 CAC

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1801 Draped Bust Dime PCGS AU55 CAC
This design was first seen on quarter eagles of 1796, half eagles of 1797, and silver dollars of 1798. History: All dimes of this Type were minted in Philadelphia with reeded edges. The smallest mintage year was 1804, with just 8,265 coins struck. 1807 brought the largest mintage, with the Mint striking 165,000 coins. The issue is generally collected as a Type due to the expense involved in building a complete set. Weak strikes are common, particularly the 1807 issue Design: The obverse change was limited to a slightly modified portrait of Liberty. The major change is seen on the reverse. Its design is taken from the Great Seal of the United States, and is very different from the Small Eagle Type. The eagle is much larger, with spread wings and holding a Union shield. The eagle’s claws hold 13 arrows and an olive branch. E PLURIBUS UNUM is placed on a ribbon held by the eagle’s beak. Thirteen stars are arrayed above the eagle, with a series of clouds arcing above. The legend encircles the central devices.  


Within each number of the coin grading scale is a small range of condition from low-end to high-end. Certified coins of the same grade can be of varying quality. Many of today’s collectors want coins that are solid or premium quality for their assigned grade. CAC holds coins to a higher standard so you can be confident in the value of yours. We verify previously graded coins … and award our sticker only to those coins that meet the standard for today’s selective buyer.


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CAC was founded by leading members of the numismatic community, including John Albanese, a respected authority on coin grading and the rare coin market.


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