1854 Seated Liberty Quarter, With Arrows, EF

Year: 1854
Condition: PCGS EF-45 [ PCGS 5432.45/26587767 ]
Country: United States
A nice original EF example of the Arrows type with the Rays removed. While the Mint Director felt the Rays were were needed to distinguish the older, heavier pre-1853 types quickly when being sorted by banks (most of these coins were then melted to recover the Silver value, a minor numismatic crime and the reason that they are hard to find today), for an unknown reason they were left off of the master hub. These had caused problems with striking quality in 1853, so perhaps the last minute decision was made based upon this reason. Original and problem free.
Item Id #: 004165