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    1853-O No Arrows Half Dime, Lustrous MS65
    Extremely Rare in Mint Condition
    One of the Two Finest Known
    The Finest CAC Specimen

    1853-O H10C No Arrows MS65 PCGS. CAC. V-1. The lustrous surfaces of this Gem display soft golden-tan and violet patina that assumes slightly deeper hues on the reverse. The design elements are sharply struck, including Liberty's head and foot, the shield, the star radials, and the wreath. The date digits 18 are soft, but even these elements are better-defined than typically seen on this issue. A few minute marks on the left (facing) shoulder are within the parameters of the grade and serve to identify the coin.

    Variety: V-1, as are all known specimens.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS and NGC have certified fewer than 90 examples in all grades, only nine of which are in Mint State. The present coin and another PCGS Gem are the finest known. The finest of seven coins with the CAC sticker.

    Heritage Commentary: As with the 1853 No Arrows half dime, most of the 1853-O was melted. This date is very scarce in circulated grades and extremely rare in Mint State.

    Consignor Commentary: To quote Al Blythe the date is "extremely tough, rare in high grades." R.7 in Mint State, and the pops bear this out. This coin is naturally toned and beautiful. The most interesting feature is how the obverse can be so strongly struck in the figure and stars, yet the 1 8 in the date is somewhat weak.

    Provenance: Bought from Jason Carter (2/2003). (Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 233N, PCGS# 4352)

    Weight: 1.34 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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