Bust Dime 1796 - 1837

Motivated by various reasons, the creation of the bust dime design was driven by a desire to improve the coinage system. The minting process produced initial bust dime coins with specifications that set them apart from previous dime designs. Once introduced, the bust dime received a mixed reception from the public and had varying levels of usage. Comparing it to its predecessors, the bust dime's unique characteristics became evident.During the evolution of Bust Dime designs, there was a notable transition from the draped bust dime design to the capped bust dime design. The artistic elements and motifs underwent significant changes between these two designs. Minting techniques and technology also advanced during this transition period.


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