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: $5.96 (11/27/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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1873 CC NO ARROWS 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 575 1200 1800 2950 2950 5050 6200 10500 11500 12000 13000 19500 33750 53000 77500 100000 125000 - - -
$ 3400 5550 6750 11500 12500 13000 14250 21000 37000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 43
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 67


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11/7/2003 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 6666 $3,335.00
3/10/2011 NGC AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 565, 572/Lot# 8362 $207.00
4/22/2012 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 3263, 3263/Lot# 1651 $875.00
10/17/2012 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1739 $2,115.00
7/14/2013 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 128167 $1,672.00
9/25/2013 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8319 $910.63
4/28/2014 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20283 $1,733.13
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 91   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4266 $1,292.50


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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