1853 10C No Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4599
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
95,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 800 R-5.4 24 / 34 TIE 72 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 125 R-7.7 26 / 34 TIE 75 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 28 / 34 TIE 83 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 125
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-7.7
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 24 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 72 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 75 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 83 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Rusty Forehand Collection - Heritage 6/2006:1043, $18,400 - Rusty Forehand Collection - Heritage 6/2006:1043, $18,400

1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
9 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

9 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Rusty Forehand Collection - Heritage 6/2006:1043, $18,400 - Rusty Forehand Collection - Heritage 6/2006:1043, $18,400

#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
#9 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#9 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1853 was a year of big changes in American coins, and the Dimes were not immune. Early in 1853, the Philadelphia Mint produced 95,000 Dimes under the old weight standard of 2.67 grams. Later in 1853, the weight of the Dime was reduced to 2.49 grams. To signify the change, engravers placed arrowheads on either side of the date, then the coiners proceeded to strike over 12 million Dimes of the new format. Ironically, the 1853 With Arrows Dime is more popular with collectors than the No Arrows version -- even though the former has a substantially larger mintage -- because it represents a type issued for only three years. Nonethless, the 1853 No Arrows Dime is a scarce and popular coin in its own right. Despite its scarity, collectors can find this date in Mint State with relative ease, and there are several really nice examples (including some MS68's).

Dime expert, Jerry Fortin, has identifed two die pairs used to strike all of the 1853 No Arrows Dimes.