1853-O H10C Arrows MS (PCGS# 4357)

2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    509
  • Grade:
    MS66
  • Price:
    $5,463.00
Lot Description
1853-O H10C Arrows MS66 NGC. The initial New Orleans half dimes coined in 1853 were from dies intended for the old tenor coins before the weight reduction. Dies had already been sent to New Orleans and that facility began striking coins that have since become rarities. Meanwhile, new dies were sent with the modified Arrows design, and the 1853-O With Arrows half dimes were produced. About 2.2 million of them were struck. This survivor, one of the finest that still exists, has a kaleidoscope of blue, green, russet, and gold toning over ivory surfaces. Census: 2 in 66, 0 finer (4/10).
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