1814 CAPPED BUST 10C, LARGE DATE, LARGE DENTICLES MS66
LARGE DATE. GEM SATIN WHITE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
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Andrew Jackson defeats the British forces at the Battle of New Orleans in a fight that took place after the war had already ended. Had the British controlled New Orleans, which was a vital American port at the time, they might have wrung more concessions out of America or even taken a large swath of what is today American territory for Canada. This 1814 dime recalls a battle that helped Jackson win the presidency in 1829.
No Dimes were produced in 1808. When the denomination returned to production in 1809, the Mint introduced a new design that has since become known as the Capped Bust type. Attributed to John Reich, this design was a proliferic one that, at one time or another, appeared on all silver and gold denominations struck in the early decades of the U.S. Mint with the exception of the Silver Dollar and Eagle. The Capped Bust Dime series can be divided into two subtypes: the Wide Border examples of 1809-1828 and the Modified Design pieces of 1828-1837. The latter coins were produced using more modern equipment that imparted beaded borders and a uniform diameter to each piece produced.