Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 4,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $4.66 (4/19/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 CC NO ARROWS 25C MS obverse 1873 CC NO ARROWS 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though not unique, like the 1873-CC No Arrows dime, this issue is still an extreme rarity. Indeed, it is the rarest currency striking in the Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar series. Four examples have been verified to exist, with a fifth one unconfirmed.

Some 4,000 quarter dollars were coined at the Carson City Mint early in the year. It had been the practice of that facility to strike small quantities of dimes and quarters annually, even though there existed no real demand for them in local commerce. It's almost a certainty that all but a few of the 1873-CC No Arrows quarters were still at the mint when a change in the weight standard rendered them obsolete. These coins would have been melted sometime during the late spring or early summer, with just a few examples escaping through some now forgotten channel. As three of the four verified survivors are Mint State, these clearly were preserved intentionally.

This issue has the same style of mintmark as the 1870-72 CC-Mint quarters, but a different die was finally placed into the press for 1873.

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Last Updated: 10/31/2016

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1873 CC NO ARROWS 25C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1873 CC NO ARROWS 25C MS
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CC NO ARROWS 25C MS PL
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Base664470778038872799181282513069133021350513636138271395114152145351684215335185832148125212300733342737051
6788739782679124108871290613146133691354813699138681401814279153041684216417195492272426832311913463538904
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1873 CC NO ARROWS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base640068207756842895881242712664128931309013218134051352713723140981635314880180582089624553293223261536174
6540713279808814105341250612740129581313213280134451359213848148491635315939190042211526142304193380137983
000000127401295813132132801344513592138481484916353159391900422115261423041900
000000128161302413175133421348613657139731560116353169981995023334277323151700
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