The Capped Bust Dime replaced the Draped Bust Dime in 1809. The obverse follows U.S. Mint Engraver John Reich's motif for the Half Dollar of 1807: Liberty wearing a cap with 'LIBERTY' written on it's rim. She is surrounded by thirteen stars and the date appears below her. The reverse features an eagle with a shield on it's chest. There are arrows and an olive branch, symbolizing strength and peace, grasped within it's talons. Above the eagle is the motto 'E PLURIBUS UNUM' within a scroll. The legend 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' is written around the eagle and the denomination, '10 C.' appears below it.
Capped Bust, Wide Border Dimes (also referred to as Large Type) remained in production until 1828 when technical advances allowed the mint to change from an open collar to a closed collar. The closed collar automated the process of reeding the edge of the coin and standardized the diameter of the coin. This second type of Capped Bust Dime is referred to as the Capped Bust, Beaded Border type and remained in production until it was replaced by the Liberty Seated Dime in 1837.