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1853-O H10C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
4357
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.24 grams
Mintage:
2,200,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 3 / 6 36 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 1 / 6 TIE 23 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 1 / 6 TIE 28 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 80
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 6
60 or Better 1 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 6 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #4357 (MS)     66

Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #4357 (MS)     66 #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1853-O With Arrows Half Dime has a much lower mintage than its counterpart from the Philadelphia Mint, but the mintage is substantially larger than that of the 1853-O Without Arrows. The main reason for the larger mintage is the feverish pace at which old, heavier silver coins were being brought to the Mint to be converted into new, lower weight coins. The grade distribution of this date is nearly identical to that of the 1853-O Without Arrows, which indicates that collectors did not save the 1853-O With Arrows Half Dime in proportion to its mintage.

High grade 1853-O With Arrows Half Dimes are scarce in high grade, especially above MS65. Superb examples can be counted on one hand, and the best example known today is a single PCGS MS67.