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1853-O HALF DOLLAR - ARROWHEADS AT DATE, RAYS ON REVERSE
(see also 1853-O Half Dollar -
No Arrowheads at Date, No Rays on Reverse
)

PCGS No: 6276

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,328,000
Proofs: 0

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

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 192 grains (12.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

Recent appearances:
AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1303 at $805.00  From the sale of the Harold A. Blauvelt Collection, February 1977, Lot 1275

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 415, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

AU-50 Cleaned.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1754, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

EF.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 439 at $253.00

VF-30 Cleaned.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6825, "Breen-4842," not illustrated, sold for $69.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

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