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: $5.83 (12/20/2014)
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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Last Updated: 11/25/2014

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1873 CC ARROWS 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 350 425 625 1250 2475 2475 3700 4000 5200 6500 8500 9700 12000 23500 33750 56000 76500 - - - -
$ 2750 3900 4500 6000 7250 9250 10500 13000 25500 37500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 96
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65


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1/4/2001 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2001 F.U.N. Signature Sale #244, 244/Lot# 7813 $661.25
9/19/2005 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1722 $1,523.75
10/9/2005 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2102, 2102/Lot# 1345 $1,680.00
12/8/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 8467 $299.00
2/28/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3333 $2,702.50
2/2/2014 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 168226 $935.00
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


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CC ARROWS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13515757741271204822332401288031493502371240804817551564378338150742181032055478171
11742564193915302109228925602969326635723834432550495822707010583173192522537309478170
00000022892560296932663572383443255049582270701058317319252253730900
00000023452720305933843642395745715282612977041282819564286404256300
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Grade: XF 40
Points: 2048
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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