Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 95,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.6700g
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.43 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 NO ARROWS 10C MS obverse 1853 NO ARROWS 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This abortive issue represents the final emission of dimes at the 1837 weight standard. After several years in which the nation's silver coins were worth more than their face value, Congress finally acted early in 1853 to reduce the weight of each denomination of fractional silver about seven percent. This permitted the coins to circulate freely.

The entire mintage was made in two deliveries of 55,000 pieces on February 17 and 40,000 two days later. Whether all of these were released remains unknown, and those on hand after the new act became law would have been melted. Examples are scarce across all grades, but a disproportionate share of them are Mint State. Walter Breen reported that numismatist Harold P. Newlin found a small hoard of unworn pieces several decades after their coinage.

The only variety of note is a clashed die state of F-101.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1853 NO ARROWS 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 200 300 425 620 810 910 975 1020 1090 1150 1220 1380 1690 2300 3500 5500 9500 25000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 117
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1853 NO ARROWS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base126710142212-112825161025--117
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Total126710142212-112825161045--119
 1%2%5%6%8%1%3%2%2%1%2%-1%10%7%21%13%8%3%4%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 NO ARROWS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4636208201028129615151558161916831725179018431903203322612643323839845049743180828773
5156878891117136915291578164016971747180818631946210923882841348743395843764883120
0000001578164016971747180818631946210923882841348743395843764800
0000001599166217111768182518831990218525163040373546946637786500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3238
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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