My Account Order Status View Cart

Sign up for our e-mail offers!

  Home > Other U.S. Coins > Dimes > Seated Liberty >

1st Year Arrows Dime - Seated Liberty - 1853
1st Year Arrows Dime - Seated Liberty - 1853

Alternative Views:

Our Price: $49.95
Year: 1853
Mint(s): Philadelphia
Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper
Diameter: 15.5 mm
Mintage: 13,210,020

Product Code: 29342

Liberty Seated Half Dime

The Seated Liberty half dimes were the last silver half dimes produced. The design features Liberty seated on a rock and holding a shield and was first designed in 1835, struck first on the silver dollar patterns of 1836.

The half dime series is divided into several subtypes. The first was struck at Philadelphia in 1837 and New Orleans in 1838 and lacks stars on the obverse. In 1838 a semicircle of 13 stars was added around the obverse border, and this basic design was used through 1859. In 1853, small arrows were added to each side of the date to reflect a reduction in weight due to rising silver prices, and the arrows remained in place through 1855. The arrows were dropped in 1856, with the earlier design resumed through 1859. In 1860, the obverse stars were replaced with the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the reverse wreath was enlarged. This design stayed in place through the end of the series.

This coin is in circulated condition and will be encapsulated with a black velvet pouch.

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Other U.S. Coins > Dimes > Seated Liberty
Other U.S. Coins > Dimes
Other U.S. Coins > Obsolete Denominations (2/3/20) > 1/2 Dime
Other U.S. Coins > Obsolete Denominations (2/3/20)