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: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.69 (8/24/2016)
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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1873 CC NO ARROWS 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 50
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 67


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1/19/2000 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 1261, 1261/Lot# 1528 $517.75
3/15/2007 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 817 $10,062.50
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3651 $10,350.00
7/14/2013 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 128167 $1,672.00
4/28/2014 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20283 $1,733.13
11/2/2014 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10392 $1,002.00
10/18/2015 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131543/Lot# 27354 $376.00
10/25/2015 NGC G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131544/Lot# 21770 $305.50


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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