1854-O H10C Arrows MS (PCGS# 4359)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 371
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There is plenty of vibrancy to the satin luster that characterizes the finish of this coin, this despite the presence of deep, rich, steel-gray patina. Hints of more vivid gold, blue and rose iridescence do come into view at more direct angles, but there are no outwardly distracting abrasions in evidence. This may be a plentiful New Orleans Seated Dime in an absolute sense, but the 1854-O Arrows becomes scarce-to-rare in grades above VF. Mint State coins are particularly rare from a market availability standpoint due to the desirability for mintmarked type purposes.