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Obverse of 1853 Half Dime - Arrowheads at Date     Reverse of 1853 Half Dime - Arrowheads at Date


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

PCGS No: 4356

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 13,210,020
Proofs: 
estimated 5

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: 19 grains (1.2 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Image courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 165, sold for $1,207.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6865, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6105, not plated, sold for $345.00

NGC  MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6864, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 290, sold for $201.25

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 290, not plated, sold for $230.00


PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6863, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

Brilliant Uncirculated, nearly Choice.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 89, plated, sold for $345.00  Ex Stack's sale of May 6, 1965, lot 456

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 448, not plated, sold for $126.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 449, not plated, sold for $143.75

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

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