1855 10C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
4607
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
2,075,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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 700 R-5.6 3 / 5 68 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 110 R-7.9 3 / 5 73 / 122
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 2 / 5 TIE 53 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 110
65 or Better 12
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-7.9
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 5
60 or Better 3 / 5
65 or Better 2 / 5 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 68 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 73 / 122
65 or Better 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 estimated grade

Goldbergs 2/2013:1254, $16,388 - Goldbergs 6/2018:1317, $19,800

1 MS67 estimated grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2018:476, $5,875 - D.L. Hansen Collection

7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
10 MS66 estimated grade

Stack's/Bowers 1/2011:379, $10,350

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade

Goldbergs 2/2013:1254, $16,388 - Goldbergs 6/2018:1317, $19,800

#1 MS67 estimated grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2018:476, $5,875 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#10 MS66 estimated grade

Stack's/Bowers 1/2011:379, $10,350

Ron Guth:

1855 was the last year of the With Arrows type, apparently because there were sufficient quantities of the new, lighter-weight Dimes in circulation by then. Between 1853 and 1855, the Philadelphia and New Orleans Mint struck over 21 million With Arrows Dimes, an unprecedented quantity meant to drive the old Dimes from circulation. Philadelphia was the only mint to produce Dimes in 1855; the New Orleans Mint employees were granted a reprieve from such duties until the next year.

In terms of original mintages, survival rates, and numbers of Mint State examples, the 1854-O and 1855 Dimes mimic each other closely. Their populations in all grades at PCGS are nearly identical. Like the 1854-O Dime, the 1855 is seen most frequently in MS63 and MS64. The one difference between the two is that there are several PCGS-graded MS67 1855 Dimes atop the Census, plus there is an NGC MS68 ranked as finest known.