Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,100,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.34 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 O ARROWS 10C MS obverse 1853 O ARROWS 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a fairly generous mintage the 1853 O Arrows dime is commonly only in well worn condition. Examples grading VF and higher are scarce, while Mint State pieces are genuinely rare. Since there are relatively few collectors of this series by date and mint, the rarity of this issue is largely overlooked by type collectors seeking any date of the Arrows subtype.

Most 1853 O dimes are poorly struck, with Liberty's head and the wreath leaves being incomplete. The example illustrated is thus typical, at least with respect to the head.

Readers of Walter Breen's 1988 Encyclopedia will note that he itemizes many dates as having either an Open or Closed 5 in the date. Also found are listings of Thin or Thick O mintmarks. These typically represent die states of the same dies or may be the result of the punches being impressed to a lesser or greater depth. The only popular variety is F-104a with its shattered obverse die.

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Last Updated: 4/11/2019

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1853 O ARROWS 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 35.00 65.00 135 295 535 700 1000 2000 2225 2800 4150 5000 7000 13300 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 60
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1853 O ARROWS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2-5203511511-1131-1----60
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Total-2-5203511511-1131-1----60
 -3%-8%33%5%8%2%2%8%18%-2%2%5%2%-2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O ARROWS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37102143255463811982118613931707246426002910350638174431580160816428679073999549
591161803245798681050125514981959250927033109361040224888589461976549699381160
0000001050125514981959250927033109361040224888589461976549699300
0000001118132416022212255528073307371342265344598863126669719600
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