1855-O H10C Arrows MS (PCGS# 4361)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 349
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After striking more than 1.5 million coins in both 1853 and 1854, the New Orleans Mint delivered just 600,000 Half Dimes in 1855. This is the rarest issue in the short-lived Arrows subseries of 1853-1855, and examples are fairly scarce even in circulated grades. As a brilliant, satiny near-Gem, the coin we offer here is quite rare from a condition standpoint. Overall sharp striking detail is a rare attribute in a Seated Half Dime from the mid-to-late 1850s, and both sides are also praiseworthy due to an uncommon lack of significant abrasions.