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Obverse of 1853 Half Dime - No Arrowheads at Date     Reverse of 1853 Half Dime - No Arrowheads at Date


1853 HALF DIME - NO ARROWHEADS AT DATE
(see also
1853 Half Dime - Arrowheads at Date)

PCGS No: 4351

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 135,000
Proofs: 
None known

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

Diameter: 15.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 20.6 grains (1.3 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Image courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-68.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2367, sold for $18,400.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7972, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00
 
MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3016

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7971, not illustrated, sold for $891.25  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6861, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

Notes:
The finest "No Arrows" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

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