Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 12,462
Catalog: KM-106
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.22 (9/20/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 CC ARROWS 25C MS obverse 1873 CC ARROWS 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Mint Act of February 12, 1873 lowered the weight of the Quarter from 6.22 grams to 6.25 grams. To denote this change, arrows were added to the obverse at both sides of the date, a practice that continued through the following year. The Carson City Mint produced only one issue of the Arrows, Motto type, the 1873-CC. Just 12,462 coins were produced, many of which wore down quickly and/or became porous in circulation because the early Carson City Mint used pure silver planchets instead of more durable planchets composed of a 90% silver, 10% copper alloy. What's more, there were virtually no collectors on the frontier during the 1870s, and few, if any 1873-CC Arrows Seated Quarters were deliberately preserved. All 1873-CC Arrows Quarters were struck from a single die marriage. The reverse is the same that the Mint used to produce the 1870-CC, 1871-CC, and 1872-CC deliveries, and it is identifiable by a small die scratch (as produced) within the upper opening of the F in OF.

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Last Updated: 11/25/2013

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1873 CC ARROWS 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 5100 8750 12500 19500 28100 28100 47500 53000 80000 92500 105000 110000 120000 130000 160000 - - - - - -
$ 30500 52500 57500 88000 100000 115000 120000 130000 140000 175000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 65


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1/10/1998 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 6775 $7,130.00
1/30/2011 PCGS   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1365 $7,475.00
2/22/2013 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2039 $41,712.50
3/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30029 $7,050.00
6/29/2014 PCGS FA 2   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 158415 $3,650.00
9/3/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 3035/Lot# 31038 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CC ARROWS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28613094431954586502743178028142949010207111161164311997124021304714098202522737037675527945785563266
2938350246985806681175547915859197291051011291117611213212617133971614922624308054271454481596580
000000791585919729105101129111761121321261713397161492262430805427145448100
000000802890409968108131146711879122671283213747182002499734240477545616800
1873 CC ARROWS 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base29963237450256766749770480858434981610552114841202312385128001346014535208232808338578539535909564590
30763658489360337067783182018894100611086211663121431252313020138181663123243315814370355667609260
0000008201889410061108621166312143125231302013818166312324331581437035566700
0000008317935510306111731184312264126611324014176187272566335079488285738100
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