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: $5.66 (7/4/2015)
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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Last Updated: 11/25/2014

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1873 CC NO ARROWS 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 400 575 1200 1800 2950 5050 6200 10500 11500 13000 19500 33750 53000 77500 100000 125000 - - -
$ 3400 5550 6750 11500 12500 14250 21000 37000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 46
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
8/29/2011 PCGS AG 3   Teletrade Auction 3127, 3127/Lot# 1450 $184.00
2/7/2013 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3507 $2,232.50
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
10/30/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4266 $1,292.50
11/2/2014 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10392 $1,002.00
2/5/2015 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1689 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CC NO ARROWS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92599012391886233529853194383442025264546655635747682086019789111722229033511510547874590592
947107314552036255230553407395745565331549856246105741489971025014878260303935960284826940
000000340739574556533154985624610574148997102501487826030393596028400
000000362140794910539955315686646280079393107111858429771452066951500
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 2335
Owner: Texas Coin Hunter
 
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