1855/54 50C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6282
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
759,500
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 1 / 6 21 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 18 R-9.2 2 / 6 24 / 126
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 6 18 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 18
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.2
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 6
60 or Better 2 / 6
65 or Better 2 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 21 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 126
65 or Better 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2001:7800 - Bill Nagle, sold privately in 10/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98494, $21,150

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Steve Ivy 8/1980:2263 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:149 - George "Buddy" Byers Collection - Stack's 10/2006:1169, $13,800 - Heritage 1/2007:982, $17,250 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7363, $17,825

3 MS64 PCGS grade  
	MS64 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7049, $6,900 - Heritage 4/2014:4405, $4,846.88

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98493, $9,987.50

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 estimated grade

Heritage 11/2006:828, $6,325 - Richard Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4150, $5,581.25 - Heritage 4/2014:5602, $14,100 - Heritage 10/2014:4766, $12,337.50

7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 estimated grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2001:7800 - Bill Nagle, sold privately in 10/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98494, $21,150

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Steve Ivy 8/1980:2263 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:149 - George "Buddy" Byers Collection - Stack's 10/2006:1169, $13,800 - Heritage 1/2007:982, $17,250 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7363, $17,825

 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7049, $6,900 - Heritage 4/2014:4405, $4,846.88

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98493, $9,987.50

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade

Heritage 11/2006:828, $6,325 - Richard Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4150, $5,581.25 - Heritage 4/2014:5602, $14,100 - Heritage 10/2014:4766, $12,337.50

#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

This variety is an overdate that shows traces of an 854 beneath the final 1855 date. The arrows at each side of the date were placed there to signify a reduction of the weight of the coins in 1853. The arrows served as a quick identifier so that the old, higher weight coins could be removed from circulation quickly.

The overdate is roughly two to three times as rare as the "normal" date. Numerous circulated examples exist, but Mint State examples are scarce. PCGS has certified nine Mint State examples (as of May 2011), the finest of which is a single MS-66. The PCGS Condition Census includes grades from MS-62 to MS-66.