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The 54 Days of Seated Liberty Coins - ACT III

 
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 Posted 06/28/2018  10:10 am  Show Profile   Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With the reduction of silver in the coinage of 1853, I reckon that the gov't need to make them appealing to the possessor. The public was probably thinking "I will give you this older quarter/half dollar for this new arrows and rays design quarter/half dollar any day of the week", without knowing that they are getting a slightly less in weight coin.

Ron Guth: Why were arrowheads and rays added to the 1853 Quarter Dollar? To signify a reduction in the weight of the coin. This was a time when silver coins were required to contain their full value in metal. Also, this was the first time that the silver content of the Quarter Dollar had been reduced since its inception in 1796! The result of the reduction in weight was that all of the silver quarter dollars struck prior to the weight change became worth more than their face value. Any quarter dollars without Arrows and Rays would be instantly noticeable in circulation and could be pulled and melted. The massive mintage of 1853 quarter dollars resulted from the conversion of older silver coins. For coin collectors, this means that mintage figures for all pre-1853 quarter dollars are meaningless and their respective survival rates are low.
http://www.PCGScoinfacts.com/coin/detail/5426
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 Posted 06/28/2018  10:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsfreeworld to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ohih8 - some of the best type coins reside in your collection, great stuff

1853

PCGS gave this an EF40 and called it an 1853/4
I also had noticed the rays coming through the DO(L) on the reverse years ago
I wish I never sold this one







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 Posted 06/28/2018  10:17 am  Show Profile   Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for noticing! I cherry-picked this 1853/4 25C last year and it sold rather rapidly...an offer I could not refuse...it was a beauty!

oih82w8 = "Oh I Hate To Wait"
"I tell her coins keep me off the streets and out of the bars." Moe145
"WOO-SAA...WOo-SAa...Woo-Saa" (calm down)
"An individual who vacillates when there is need of action will find themself beyond the hope of future success."

My Virtual 7070 https://www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry/ty...album/142105
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 Posted 06/28/2018  1:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
oih82w8 - a wonderful example!

I will be posting my 1853 Seated coins in a minute.
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 Posted 06/28/2018  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsfreeworld to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Look at that toning!


and the die cracks
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Stunner. Just love it.
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 Posted 06/28/2018  10:19 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hot darn, I get to post again (even if mine aren't as pretty!)

1853 (Arrows/Hubbed) Dime, nice original G-VG






Two different 1853 (Arrows & Rays) Quarters








1853 (Arrows & Rays) Half Dollar, NGC XF 45

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 Posted 06/28/2018  11:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add two_tonevf35 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply





PCGS submissions 2005-2018. Mailings(21) Orders(43) / 249 coin attempts. 12 Fails(5%) / Member vouchers(19%) Economy(62%) Regular(13%) Free(3%) Express(3%) / Barber 50c (46%) Classic Commemorative (38%) Hawaii(3%) SCD (6%) Other(3%)/ Fails: Cleaned(2) Alt surfaces(1) Scratch(1) Damage(1) "86"(3) 2 Columbian & 1 BTW; Min Grade(2) DNC(2)-Same coin NGC XF40 Barber 50c. Express fees paid by seller (cross guarantee). Kept the coin & later submitted raw: PCGS XF40 [eyeroll] Fails: Econ(8) Regular(2) Express(2)/// Other TPGs: ICG (2011-2018): 35/35 NGC: 0 ANACS: 0
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 Posted 06/29/2018  07:07 am  Show Profile   Check barryg's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add barryg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1854:


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 Posted 06/29/2018  08:15 am  Show Profile   Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I probably should acquire a 1853 Dime to go along with my H10C, 25C and 50C...but this one has been with me for a while.

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My Virtual 7070 https://www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry/ty...album/142105
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Another beautiful coin, congrats!
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Old cleaning, but still a tough coin:



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 Posted 06/29/2018  2:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Steelers72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1853 Arrows Seated dime



1854 O Arrows Seated half dollar

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