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1873-CC 50C No Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
6338
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
122,500
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 200 R-7.0 4 / 45 TIE 11 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 6 / 45 TIE 21 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 3 / 45 TIE 18 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 15
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

T. Harrison Garrett - John Work Garrett -Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:354 - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:477, not sold

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 estimated grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade

Doug Noblet - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:168 - Heritage 8/1999:6290 - Goldbergs 5/2001:728 - Northeast Numismatics, 9/2001 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11084, $40,250. Pictured in “The Mint on Carson Street” by Rusty Goe.

6 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 estimated grade

Numismatic Gallery, privately -
Imperial Coin Company, 7/29/1954 -
Norweb Family Collection -
Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3220 -
Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7112, $25,875
 

10 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

T. Harrison Garrett - John Work Garrett -Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:354 - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:477, not sold

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 estimated grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade

Doug Noblet - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:168 - Heritage 8/1999:6290 - Goldbergs 5/2001:728 - Northeast Numismatics, 9/2001 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11084, $40,250. Pictured in “The Mint on Carson Street” by Rusty Goe.

#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 estimated grade

Numismatic Gallery, privately -
Imperial Coin Company, 7/29/1954 -
Norweb Family Collection -
Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3220 -
Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7112, $25,875
 

#10 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1873-CC No Arrows Half Dollar features a mintage almost half that of the 1873-CC With Arrows. However, both versions are scarce, and both are extremely popular because of their source -- the short-lived Western Mint in Carson City.

The No Arrows version is affordable in some of the lowest grades, but quickly jumps in price in grades of Very Fine or better. In Mint State, this is a solid, five-figure coin because of the small number of survivors. Most Mint State 1873-CC No Arrows Half Dollars appear in the range of MS62 to MS64, inclusive, and anything better is an extreme rarity. The best example is an impressive PCGS MS67.