1827 witnessed the first railroad charter in US history. The charter also marked the incorporation of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co. that would be one of the dominant players in the railroad industry until its dissolution in 1987. This 1827 dime may have been used in obtaining this historic charter.
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.