Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 214,560
Catalog: KM-107
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.06 (5/30/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 CC ARROWS 50C MS obverse 1873 CC ARROWS 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Congress adjusted the amount of silver in the minor coinage in 1873, slightly raising the amount. This was signified by two small arrowheads on either side of the date. Curiously, this action noted a decrease in silver in 1853, but who would remember? The standard weight of the half dollar was changed from 192 grains to 192.9 grains. At that time, this tiny change represented a quarter of a cent in value added to each half dollar. The change was not value oriented, however, but was intended to introduce the metric system to our coinage. This was not the first, nor the last time the Metric system was governmentally imposed on the American people, with similar success to the circulation of the Eisenhower, Anthony and Sacagawea dollar coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2014

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1873 CC ARROWS 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 350 425 625 1250 2475 3700 4000 5200 6500 9700 12000 23500 33750 56000 76500 - - - -
$ 2750 3900 4500 6000 7250 10500 13000 25500 37500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 98
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65


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6/7/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 3982


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5/28/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 2945 $23,000.00
2/11/2009 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 2652, 2652/Lot# 1655 $345.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1741 $4,406.25
4/24/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2205 $2,820.00
7/11/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1187/Lot# 5003 $2,820.00
2/3/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1202/Lot# 3830 $3,055.00
6/1/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 197009 $968.00
11/2/2014 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10394 $240.00
1/7/2015 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10375 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CC ARROWS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8479081028130319282740288533243447388542904817509355637258831599811507421810320554781756066
8679481120151121992788303133653593402044664909525061287610887011679173192522537309505670
00000030313365359340204466490952506128761088701167917319252253730900
00000031783406373941554641500154066693796394261337619565286404256300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 5563
Owner: jefother
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 2740
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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