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1853 DIME -
No Arrowheads at Date
(compare with 1853 Dime - Arrowheads at Date)

PCGS No: 4599


Circulation strikes: 95,000

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 41 grains (2.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below DIME on the reverse

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-68's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3054, where it was illustrated with an 1853 Dime with Arrowheads at Date

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6937, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service