1853-O 10C Arrows MS63

CERTIFICATION#: 04619089
PCGS#: 4604

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,100,000
Obverse Dies: 4 Known

The 1853 New Orleans date is rarely found with full head detail and a strong strike. Of the four known obverse dies, dimes from Obverse 2 typically show full heads and strong dates even though this die does shatter with usage. Dimes from Obverse 1 are almost always seen with little or no head detail and haloing around the left stars. Obverses 3 and 4 exhibit weak dates.

The date and arrows placement on 1853 New Orleans dimes is consistent across all obverse dies as seen with the hubbed subset of 1853 With Arrows Philadelphia dies. At this point in time, it can be concluded that the date and arrows were placed into the hub die for New Orleans obverse dies. Interestingly, both reverse dies from 1852 are again used by the New Orleans mint to strike 1853 coinage.


Plate Coin: Fortin 103, Eliasberg Pedigree in OGH. Both Obverse and Reverse are Fully Struck for F-103 Variety Which is Extremely Difficult to Locate. Original Rose/Gold Toning Over Lustrous Surfaces. Many Years of Searching for a Fully Struck Mint State 1853-O Dime has Come to an End.

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,100,000 Weight: 2.48 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 1 / 5 24 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 17 R-9.2 1 / 5 21 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 5 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade