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|Mint Location:||Philadelphia||Grade:||XF 45|
|Strike Type:||Business||Country/Region of Manufacture:||United States|
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.
|Designer||Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||170385685|
|Product Key Features|
|Mint Location||Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Additional Product Features|
|Major Variety||Arrows and Rays|
|Composition||90% Silver, 10% Copper|
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Awesome 1853 Quarters & Halves!!!!!
I especially love these 1853Quarters & Halves with their arrows on the obverse & rays on the reverse. They are my very favorite U.S. Coin! This one in XF or better condition, is a great heirloom coin for years to come!!!!!
Verified purchase: Yes | Sold by: coinslabz26
1853 25C Arrows & Rays
Every U.S. Type Collector needs one of these coins! It is a beautiful one year design and there were plenty made so you should be choosy pick on carefully for overall eye appeal.
Verified purchase: Yes | Sold by: benjammin2014
The coin looks great I will enjoy it in my collection Thank you
Verified purchase: Yes | Sold by: tom84mcss
Nice addition to my collection
On time shipping. Great coin. As advertised. Highly recommend!!
Verified purchase: Yes | Sold by: think182182