Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 700
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.59 (10/1/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 ARROWS 50C PF obverse 1874 ARROWS 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The arrowheads on proof 1874 half dollars are smaller than those seen on the 1873 proofs, but the currency strikes come both ways, as is true of the earlier date as well. It's not known whether any conscious action went into such decisions, but the coins speak for themselves.

Proofs of this date are sought for the brief addition of arrowheads, which was discontinued in 1875. Most survivors fall well short of the gem level, due to generations of cleaning, retoning and further cleaning. In addition, the paper envelopes used for storing coins until well into the 1960s led to much light abrasion of their high points.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 5/8/2020

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1874 ARROWS 50C PF
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1874 ARROWS 50C PF CA
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 194
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/29/2020 1874 ARROWS 50C PF
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Base-----------6142551501353---167
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Total-----------61425525014631--171
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1874 ARROWS 50C PF CA
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Base-----------12427641---27
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Total-----------12428641---28
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 ARROWS 50C PF CA
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Base15061551159716441691174017901841189319462000205522382433303338526545805884858929967312278
15211566161316601707175718071858191119642018211623032633330647507049820086339177105410
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0000001824187619281982203721772368283335795647755483438781942500
1874 ARROWS 50C PF UC
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Base163116781726177618261878193119852040209621532212240526103241410069128485892993901341118750
164716941743179318431896194920032059211521732276247328203527503774368633908310730151910
00000019492003205921152173227624732820352750377436863390831073000
00000019672022207721342192234125423031381459757961878192361207100
1874 ARROWS 50C PF
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Base999103310661101113711731239146915131558163417071843230228603447561077569588100741088713723
101010441078111311491195131614841528158316581752199624883056416863258367975010345118320
00000013161484152815831658175219962488305641686325836797501034500
00000013921498154316091683179821492674325148897041897799121061600
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 8485
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 8058
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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