Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $8.89 (10/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 CL 3 NO ARROWS 50C PF obverse 1873 CL 3 NO ARROWS 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Thought the weight change which prompted the addition of arrowheads at the date for fractional silver coins came early in the year, it still bisected the mintage of halves, quarters and dimes into readily distinguishable entries. Some 600 silver-minor proof sets were coined by March 12, yet it's doubtful that more than half of these were actually sold before the new weight standard went into effect. The remaining coins were melted July 10, 1873 as obsolete.

The 1873 No Arrows proof half dollar does not seem to be especially rare, except in the higher grades. In this respect it is typical of the period. A fair number of Cameo proofs have been certified, along with an extremely small number of Ultra Cameo pieces.

All of this issue was coined with the Close 3, and it appears that new dies having the Open 3 were not ready before the arrowheads were mandated.

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Last Updated: 8/31/2016

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1873 CL 3 NO ARROWS 50C PF
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1873 CL 3 NO ARROWS 50C PF CA
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1873 CL 3 NO ARROWS 50C PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 173
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1873 CL 3 NO ARROWS 50C PF
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Base-----------4727322917211---138
----------------131---5
--------------1--1----2
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Total-----------4727332918253---146
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1873 CL 3 NO ARROWS 50C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------23771041---34
--------------2---11--4
---------------2------2
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Total------------239910421--40
 ------------5%8%23%23%25%10%5%3%-- 
1873 CL 3 NO ARROWS 50C PF UC
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Base---------------1------1
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-----------------1----1
Total---------------1-2----3
 ---------------33%-67%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CL 3 NO ARROWS 50C PF CA
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Base100110331067110111371174121012481288132713681410150217492194266438384862636667251056115407
10121044107811131149118612231261130113411382144115841897235130554179536364868004121760
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0000001235127513141354139614711667204625073447452158656605928200
1873 CL 3 NO ARROWS 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base109211271163120012381276131613571398144114841528162618882358285340865157672570991123416363
11041139117512131251128913301371141214551499156117132045252332644443568068508477129440
0000001330137114121455149915611713204525233264444356806850847700
0000001343138414271470151315931801220126883675480062026974985600
1873 CL 3 NO ARROWS 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94197210051037107211071142117812161255129413331421165820872540367546696129647970679148
95198310161049108411191154119112291268130713621500180122382918400651566246667577610
0000001154119112291268130713621500180122382918400651566246667500
0000001166120312421281132013921579194423893297433856426362687100
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 8004
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 6366
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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