It's Friday - Why Not? 1853 A&R

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Randy Abercrombie, Dec 2, 2022.

  1. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I am a sucker for seated ladies. And even more so for the 1853 rays and arrows.... I bought this one from @CircCam several years back and it remains as a permanent fixture on my desk at work. Just something about the reddish hue that this one has acquired over the years makes it especially appealing to me. Enjoy and if you have any 1853 A&R seated ladies, please add them to the thread. obv.jpg rev.jpg
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2022
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  3. AdamL

    AdamL Well-Known Member

    I've always loved the Arrows and Rays too!
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  4. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    They have all been dipped, but they are Mint State.

    1853 Dime W Arrows.jpg

    This quarter is an MS-61. I had hoped for better, but could not locate it.

    1853 Quarter All.jpg

    The Half Dollar

    1853 Half Dol W Arrows.jpg

    The mintages on these coins were high because the government felt that it had to replace what was in circulation because it melted for more than its face value. The dies were pushed to the limit as a result. Oddly 19th century collectors didn't save that many of them so the Mint State pieces are scarce.
  5. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    25C 1853-O Arrows & Wrays...;)

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    Thread title (A&W) made me crave a root beer float.

  6. mrweaseluv

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  7. Randy Abercrombie

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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    @Randy Abercrombie That's a nice one Randy and since Christmas is in 23 days I’ll PM you with my address. :)
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  9. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    I'm with you, Randy, rays rock. Since I don't have any :( I'll post a couple Wrays instead, for you and Corgi.

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  10. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Even though the design may be busy, I always liked how the rays make the reverse pop. I even like how the mintmark is a little messy when it overlaps the rays. It's also one of those types that is easy for new collectors to see as being a noticeably different variety and cheap enough to buy one. I remember buying a quarter when I was a YN decades ago.
  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Mine has seen better days
  12. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    I've never seen a prooflike arrows or rays, so I don't own one :(
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  13. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

  14. dwhiz

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  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    My metal detected 1853 25C :rolleyes:


    That I now wear.. Mounted on silver bezel and chain

    Last edited: Dec 5, 2022
  16. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter


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  17. Publius2

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  18. chlorinated

    chlorinated Well-Known Member

    Always loved this design!
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