1820 10C CAPPED BUST DIME UNCIRCULATED DETAILS (REGULAR STRIKE)
Historic Event: February 6, 1820 - 86 Free African American colonists and three American Colonization society members, leave the United States from New York City, and sail to Freetown, Sierra Leone...
March 3, 1820 - The Missouri Compromise bill, sponsored by Henry Clay, is passed in the United States Congress. This legislation allows slavery in the Missouri territory, but not in any other location west of the Mississippi River that was north of 36 degrees 30 minutes latitude, the current southern line of the state of Missouri. The state of Missouri would be admitted to the Union, under this compromise, on August 10, 1821...September 28, 1820 - To prove that a tomato is not poisonous, Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson eats one in public in Salem, Massachusetts...November 1820 - The election of James Monroe to a second term in office comes with a landslide victory in the Electoral College with Monroe defeating John Quincy Adams by a tally of 231 to 1...
Population in America continues to rise. The census of 1820 now includes 9,638,453 people living in the United States, 33% more than in 1810.
More Coin Facts:
Designer: John Reich
Diameter: 19.00 millimeters
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%
Weight: 2.70 grams
In 1809 the Capped Bust dime made its appearance. The design is similar to that used on early half dollars beginning in 1807. The obverse features Liberty with her hair in a cloth cap secured by a band inscribed LIBERTY, with tresses flowing down to her shoulders. Her bust is draped in a cloth or gown secured by a clasp or brooch. Seven stars are to the left, and six to the right, the date is below. The reverse depicts an eagle perched on a branch and holding arrows, E PLURIBUS UNUM is on a scroll above and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and 10C. appear around the border. The planchet diameter is approximately 18.8 mm, which distinguishes it from a small planchet (approximately 17.9 mm) format, struck in a closed collar, introduced in 1828.