Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,200,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.61 (9/22/2017)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 O ARROWS H10C MS obverse 1853 O ARROWS H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A mintage of more than two million pieces was generous for a New Orleans Mint coin, and this reflected the urgency of restoring silver coins to circulation following a drought of three years. Where these coins all went is a bit of a mystery, as this date is slightly scarce in worn condition and genuinely rare in Mint State.

Large O and Medium O varieties are claimed for this issue, but the size difference, if any, is negligible. A minor repunched date variety is confirmed.

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1853 O ARROWS H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 24.00 30.00 35.00 45.00 90.00 160 190 225 315 400 550 650 1175 1975 3950 6100 21500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 105
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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6/4/1993 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Long Beach Bullet #105, 105/Lot# 578 $2,640.00
3/9/1998 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1030, 1030/Lot# 1275 $545.00
5/22/2000 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1311, 1311/Lot# 1177 $54.50
9/19/2005 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #54, 59/Lot# 241 $207.00
1/15/2008 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 8022 $488.75
2/26/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35086 $51.05
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1280 $6,900.00
1/25/2015 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131505/Lot# 21199 $74.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O ARROWS H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base727694123163304320489551653764874110313331843233535454389824786812283827672
7382104136210309376510585690801950118015032007273838265675839213400244490
00000037651058569080195011801503200727383826567583921340000
000000433530619727837102712561673217131424108696185361811900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3545
Owner: toyonakataro
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1103
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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