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

PCGS No: 4357

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,200,000
Proofs: 
0

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: "O" (for New Orleans) below DIME on the reverse

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "Russell Logan and Gilbert Steinberg Collections", November 2002, Lot 1161, illustrated, graded NGC MS-64, sold for $1,725.00 - Bowers and Merena Galleries "Craig Smith and George Youngman Collections", March 2003, Lot 737, illustrated, now graded PCGS MS-65 - Bowers and Merena Galleries, June 2003, illustrated

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3017

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6866, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 11 MS-66's.

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