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1874-CC 50C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6347
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
59,000
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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 180 R-7.2 1 / 6 10 / 126
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 2 / 6 21 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 6 12 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 180
60 or Better 15
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.2
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 6
60 or Better 2 / 6
65 or Better 1 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 10 / 126
60 or Better 21 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection, possibly sold privately, as there is no such lot in the 6/1906 S.H. & H. Chapman sale - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2029, $60,500 - Stellar Collection - Joseph O’Connor, sold privately in 1/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98489, $94,000

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:1698, $74,750 - Heritage 4/2009:2475, $43,125 - Heritage 1/2015:4139, $44,650

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 3/2002:2492, $46,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98693, $38,775

3 MS64 PCGS grade

RARCOA 8/1990:729, $26,400

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Doug Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:173, $28,750 - Nevada Collection - Heritage 8/1999:6292, $29,900 - Goldbergs 2/2007:1455, $44,850

3 MS64 estimated grade

Richmond Collection, Part III - David Lawrence 3/1/2005:1757, $37,375 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:639, not sold

8 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5565, $26,540 - David Lawrence 1/2013:105, $26,500

8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 estimated grade Lester Merkin 3/1968 - Dick Osburn - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7118, $57,500 - Battle Born Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11086, $34,500
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection, possibly sold privately, as there is no such lot in the 6/1906 S.H. & H. Chapman sale - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2029, $60,500 - Stellar Collection - Joseph O’Connor, sold privately in 1/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98489, $94,000

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:1698, $74,750 - Heritage 4/2009:2475, $43,125 - Heritage 1/2015:4139, $44,650

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 3/2002:2492, $46,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98693, $38,775

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

RARCOA 8/1990:729, $26,400

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Doug Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:173, $28,750 - Nevada Collection - Heritage 8/1999:6292, $29,900 - Goldbergs 2/2007:1455, $44,850

#3 MS64 estimated grade

Richmond Collection, Part III - David Lawrence 3/1/2005:1757, $37,375 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:639, not sold

#8 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5565, $26,540 - David Lawrence 1/2013:105, $26,500

#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 estimated grade
Lester Merkin 3/1968 - Dick Osburn - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7118, $57,500 - Battle Born Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11086, $34,500
Ron Guth:

For collectors of coins from the Carson City Mint, there are two "must-have" Half Dollars: the 1870-CC and the 1874-CC With Arrows. Both have similar mintages, but for some reason, the 1870-CC is considerably rarer in all grades. The 1874-CC With Arrows Half Dollar is more of a condition-rarity -- though low-grade examples are expensive, they are not as costly as the 1870-CC.

In Mint State, the 1874-CC With Arrows Half Dollar is represented by a handful of low-end Unc.'s, a couple of MS63's, a few more MS64's, then two MS65's and a single MS66. The PCGS MS66 example remains a mystery as it has not appeared on the market since it was first graded in 2003. The best example that has been available to collectors is the Eliasberg PCGS MS65 that reappeared in 2015, setting a record price of $94,000 for the date.

At least three die pairs were used to strike the 59,000 1874-CC With Arrows Half Dollars.