Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 394,000
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
Link to this coin

1874 S ARROWS 50C MS obverse 1874 S ARROWS 50C MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

A small mintage and a high attrition rate have left the 1874-S half dollar as a scarce issue in even the lowest grades. It become very scarce grading XF or AU, while Mint State coins survive in the low double digits. A very small number of superb gems are known.

Just three obverse dies have been identified, and these were paired with four reverses for a total of four die marriages. This is a particularly interesting issue for the variety collector, as three different mintmark styles may be found. One reverse die displays the Small Wide S used 1871-72, and two others repeat the Minute S used for 1873-S halves. Finally, the Medium-Small S of 1872 appears again on 1874-S half dollars, but in this instance the upper half is filled, and the S is placed extremely low and quite offset to the right. This one is the rarest of the three, though all are obtainable with searching.

1874-S half dollars were coined with collars having either 144 or 145 reeds.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/26/2019

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1874 S ARROWS 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 60.00 85.00 135 320 525 765 825 1100 1790 2100 2250 2750 4000 6100 26000 48500 78500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 31000 - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 60
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1874 S ARROWS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-151827-246-1181121----60
-----------------------
----------------2-1---3
-----------------------
Total-151827-246-11811411---63
 -2%8%2%13%3%11%-3%6%10%-2%2%13%17%6%2%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 S ARROWS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base183201237366754110312061483158317532250248025852807340641417431995115254236603709843961
189213280495870113712981516164019192327251526593007365152388271117191805628139393860
0000001298151616401919232725152659300736515238827111719180562813900
0000001391155016962084240325502733320638966334911113486208583261900
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: VF 20
Points: 754
Owner: 123cents
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer