1874 50C Arrows AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 21679642
PCGS#: 6346

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: This was the second (and last year) in which the government placed arrowheads on either side of the date of the Half Dollar, signifying a reduction in the stattpry weight.  Though this is a common date, it is in high demand as a type coin, thus the values for any given grade are higher than if this was a normal Stars Obverse Half Dollar.  Mint State examples of the 1874 With Arrows Half Dollar are semi-scarce and certainly more plentiful than the 1873.  Recently (in 2015), PCGS certified a single MS67 example (illustrated above) which represents the finest example of the date and type.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,359,600 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
45
3
2
35
4
55
2
10
69
12
80
4
15
90
6
45+
340
50+
430
53+
475
55+
575
1
58+
785
62+
1,525
63+
2,700
64+
5,700
1
65+
19,500
66+
39,000
67
55,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 6 / 6 114 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 325 R-6.3 6 / 6 115 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 6 / 6 78 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  

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