Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 59,000
Catalog: KM-107
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.84 (8/24/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1874 CC ARROWS 50C MS obverse 1874 CC ARROWS 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Though the change in weight established for minor silver in 1873 was far smaller than the alteration made in 1853, the Mint saw fit to use the arrows device once more to mark the new-tenor pieces. Carson City struck precious few coins with those arrows, particularly in 1874, it made only dimes and half dollars that year, both of which are highly elusive. Stated production for the latter denomination amounted to a mere 59,000 pieces, while the facility was far busier minting coins in 1874 than it had been in any prior year, most of those pieces were gold, and Trade dollars made up the bulk of the silver.

As Rusty Goe states in his The Mint on Carson Street, 'Choice to Gem Uncirculated specimens [of the 1874-CC half dollar] are prohibitively scarce,' and recent data from the PCGS Population Report confirms this, with just three MS64 listings and only two finer examples (3/09). Goe suggests that even these small numbers may be inflated by resubmissions, and even if they are not, the total '... does not come close to meeting demand. For it is safe to say that small crowds are waiting on the sidelines for every high grade specimen that enters the market.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Total Graded: 69
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 64

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7/27/2005 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 6312 $6,325.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1455 $44,850.00
5/15/2011 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3066, 3066/Lot# 1629 $3,795.00
10/7/2012 NGC G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 75536 $1,485.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3154 $12,765.00
4/24/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4275 $11,750.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4296 $11,750.00
11/2/2014 PCGS VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10397 $1,204.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4139 $44,650.00
10/28/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98693 $38,775.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 CC ARROWS 50C MS
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