Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 59,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.53 (7/8/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 CC ARROWS 50C MS obverse 1874 CC ARROWS 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This rare issue rivals the 1870-CC half dollar in that it's mintage was just slightly higher than in that first year. The 1874-CC, however, seems to have survived in somewhat higher numbers across all grades. Desirable in any condition, problem-free coins grading XF and higher are very rare. Mint State coins number perhaps half a dozen, and gems are unknown.

As in 1873, the Carson City Mint requested no additional reverse dies, and only four of the six obverses requested were actually shipped. It's likely that personnel at the Philadelphia Mint were skeptical of the need for so many dies, given the low numbers of coins coming out of the western mint. Three die marriages are known, these being the result of a single reverse (Small CC mintmark) paired with three different obverses. All 1874-CC half dollars have 154 reeds. Since one of the two collars used for 1874(P) halves displays this same gauge, collectors are cautioned to watch for added mintmarks.

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Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1874 CC ARROWS 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1330 2250 3325 4450 6550 8125 8750 9500 13500 16000 18200 23000 35000 58500 110000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 25000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 72
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 64

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1874 CC ARROWS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base5811312741237-2223------72
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Total5811312741237-23231-----74
 7%11%15%4%16%9%5%1%3%4%9%-3%4%3%4%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 CC ARROWS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3661969236828073149401641414630478050495610643765817258824710166119701756225228368295459163672
900210225142921343840584304468048705236588664856807758888871076713834201172909542750576180
000000430446804870523658866485680775888887107671383420117290954275000
000000446747304959542361616533703279179526113691569822673329624867000
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