Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 135,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.3400g
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $1.08 (5/17/2021)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 NO ARROWS H10C MS obverse 1853 NO ARROWS H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The production of half dimes at the 1837 standard was abortive in 1853, as a law was passed in February that lowered this coin's weight about 7% to offset the rise in price of silver bullion. Many of the unreleased pieces on hand were subsequently melted, and circulated examples of the arrowless edition are scarce. The number of surviving Mint State coins is proportionally higher than normal, as these were hoarded for their bullion value until being rediscovered by collectors decades later.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/27/2019

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1853 NO ARROWS H10C MS
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Base $ 55.00 85.00 125 220 375 525 590 640 685 825 900 1050 1080 1750 2850 3100 8750 17000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 4350 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1853 NO ARROWS H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--2210242377-81221391692---146
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Total--2210242377-81221401692---147
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 NO ARROWS H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base147155201304597865949113812261321143815311609173018432268283433864630491553957111
1501702354026868931012116712581360146915571649176819852457301838014725507559677467
0000001012116712581360146915571649176819852457301838014725507500
0000001075119712891399150015831690180521262645320242154820523500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3386
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2834
Owner: Coin*Cat
 
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