Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by aiarz88, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    1853 Liberty Seated Dime, Arrows

    Is this worth getting graded? Appears to be slighly off center with a rim error? Would love any input!

    Thank you all!

    NOTE: Collaged image shows no flash on the LEFT side and the RIGHT side is with the flash.
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I think that's minor rim damage, not an error (the rim ding at 3:00 on the reverse, I mean).

    The coin also looks cleaned, but perhaps within market-acceptable standards (I think the flash makes it look worse in that regard than it actually is).

    Yes, the dies are slightly misaligned, but that's not significant enough to be worth any kind of premium.

    So it's just your basic 167-year-old dime, which is not a bad thing in itself. Not particularly special among 1853 dimes, but a fun old type coin nonetheless.
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  4. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    As Lordmarcovan said, not a significant error, and it does look like it has been cleaned. Probably XF-40 sharpness but with the cleaning worth maybe VF-20 money. Probably $35 to $40, and it would cost you close to $35 to have it slabbed by PCGS or NGC, and it would still be marked as "Details", which is the kiss of death to some people.
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