1853-O 10C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
4604
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
1,100,000
Mint:
New Orleans
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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 17
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-9.2
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 5
60 or Better 1 / 5
65 or Better 1 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 24 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Jason Carter, sold privately in 11/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98254, $10,575 - Tom Bender Collection

2 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 estimated grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Jason Carter, sold privately in 11/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98254, $10,575 - Tom Bender Collection

#2 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

In 1853, both the Philadelphia and New Orleans Mints were busy cranking out millions of the new With Arrows Dimes to replace the old, heavier weight Dimes that were in circulation at the time. As a result, the mintage of the 1853-O Dime is nearly triple that of the previous year. Despite the increased mintage, the 1853-O Dime is a true rarity in Mint State and it is, in fact, the rarest of the six With Arrows Dimes. Less than a dozen Mint State 1853-O Dimes exist and few are nice. The best example is the PCGS MS66 from the Eugene Gardner Collection (illustrated above). This colorful example is two points ahead of its nearest competitor.

Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified eight different die varieties for this year. All of the varieties are of roughly the same rarity.