1853 H10C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
4356
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.24 grams
Mintage:
13,210,020
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 4,000 R-4.2 6 / 6 79 / 79
60 or Better 1,100 R-4.9 6 / 6 79 / 79
65 or Better 110 R-7.9 6 / 6 69 / 79
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 1,100
65 or Better 110
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-4.9
65 or Better R-7.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 6
60 or Better 6 / 6
65 or Better 6 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 79 / 79
60 or Better 79 / 79
65 or Better 69 / 79

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5116, $16,100 - High Desert Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4356 (MS) 67

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2017:3742, $5,640 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5116, $16,100 - High Desert Collection

 
	PCGS #4356 (MS) 67 
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2017:3742, $5,640 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1853, a new Mint Act lowered the weight of Half Dimes in response to a rise in the price of silver. This meant that all of the old silver coins still in circulation were worth more than their face value, thus they needed to be recalled and reminted at the new, lower weight. To denote the weight change, the Mint added arrows on either side of the date, making it easy for anyone to quickly identify the new coins versus the old. The Mint repurposed an untold number of old silver coins into a whopping 13 million 1853 With Arrows Half Dimes -- easily the largest mintage of any Half Dime from the beginning of the series in 1794 to the end in 1873.

Though this is a very common date, there are lots of type collectors who need and want this date for their collections. Hundreds and hundreds of Mint State examples exist, mostly in MS63 and MS64. Even Gem are common and only in MS67 does this date become truly rare. The finest example is a single PCGS MS67+.