Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 122,500
Catalog: KM-99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.05 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 CC NO ARROWS 50C MS obverse 1873 CC NO ARROWS 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1873-CC No Arrows is the first of two half dollars produced at the Carson City Mint this year. Federal records state that 122,500 coins were produced, a total that is similar to that of the 1871-CC (153,950 coins). While the latter issue owes its rarity to widespread circulation, most 1873-CC No Arrows never found their way into the channels of commerce. The passage of the Mint Act of February 12, 1873 forced the Carson City Mint to melt most of these coins, with the bullion being used to produce 1873-CC With Arrows halves. Today, the 1873-CC No Arrows is an elusive coin in all grades. In fact, Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert (1993) rank the 1873-CC No Arrows as the seventh rarest issue out of the 122 dates in the Seated half dollar series. Most survivors fall into the Good-Very Fine grade range, and it is unlikely that more than six Mint State coins are extant. The rarity of this issue in Mint State is such that John Jay Pittman's representative was graded VG by Akers (5/98), and the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers & Merena, 4/97) offered an AU coin as lot 2023.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 44
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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4/27/2014 VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1204/Lot# 4422


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3/10/2011 NGC AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 565, 572/Lot# 8362 $207.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7112 $25,875.00
8/29/2011 PCGS AG 3   Teletrade Auction 3127, 3127/Lot# 1450 $184.00
9/7/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7847 $1,380.00
10/13/2011 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3754 $2,498.95
10/13/2011 PCGS FA 2   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8555 $161.00
4/24/2013 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2203 $1,880.00
7/14/2013 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 128167 $1,672.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CC NO ARROWS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135148972510511531220626993307363940674319515868208601876810226222903351151054787451
11739756783312111756237029013417378141514598571274138656925414247260303935860284787450
00000023702901341737814151459857127413865692541424726030393586028400
00000025343104352839244235487862668007871297401826829770452066951400
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 1051
Owner: Texas Coin Hunter
 
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