Silver 1853 Seated Liberty half dime / Monster Raffle/ Re-blog lottery for a chance to win 3 HSBI!
I was browsing through some of my files and came across a cool little coin I had completely even forgot that I had. I the early days of the United States they were still making adjustments to currency and realized their was a need for a half dime. Back then a dime (1853) was actually worth a fair amount of money (around $1.60 today's money.) So half dimes were produced up until around 1870 before being replaced the the nickel. It's a shame really, they were much prettier coins than today's nickels in my personal opinion.
The seated Liberty design was used on US coinage from 1836 until 1891 on everything from the half dime to the silver dollar. It was engraved by Christian Gobrecht who was the third head engraver of the US mint, but originally drawn by Thomas Sully. Sully was born in England but emigrated to the US to become a very successful painter producing everything from landscapes, images for US coins, to several presidents of the United States. Gobrecht was short lived as head engraver dying only four years after his appointment. But between the pair of the two they produced one of the most beautiful designs in the history of US coinage.
This half dime may not be huge in size, but it's history make up for it in my opinion. See what you think!
About this coin:
Country: United States of America
Denomination: Half Dime
Composition: 90% silver/ 10% copper
Produced from 1853-1855
Weight: 1.24 grams
Diameter: 15.5 mm
Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Artist: Thomas Sully
Obverse: Seated Liberty with shield surrounded by 13 stars
Reverse: Face value surrounded by wreath and United States of America
I've always felt that US coins used to be works of true art. I wish they still were but fail in comparison to sitting Liberty, the Morgan, or the Peace dollar. Sitting Liberty is one of the designs I never tire of looking at, plus you can just imagine all the hands the coin has been through and what it was spent on. It give you that a real connection to all the people's lives it touched. Well enough rambling, lets just say I think it's awesome!
What's your opinion?
Thank you so much for all the support everyone has given me getting started on Hive, it hasn't been an easy road but it has been fun. If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions feel free to leave them below, and thanks again to everyone. You have my heartfelt gratitude!
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Good luck to everyone!
And the Wheel of Names results:
Congratulations @kunschj !
I just sent over the funds for your 3 HSBI units!
Now for today's re-blog lottery! You just need to re-blog my post you will be placed on the Wheel of Names for a spin to possibly win 3 HBI units! Just one prize for the lucky winner. Bots aren't allowed to enter please. Contest ends at 14:00 (2 PM) California Pacific time tomorrow. If I somehow missed your re-blog please let me know and I'll add you to the next draw.
What are HBI units? They are units that you can purchase to sponsor someone and you in turn receive a unit as well. This way we both benefit! They give you occasional upvotes on your posts for a lifetime, and the more you accumulate the more often you receive upvotes and the bigger they can be. You can read some more here:
If you have more questions feel free to ask.