1873 50C No Arrows, Closed 3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
6336
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
587,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 650 R-5.7 19 / 45 TIE 61 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 14 / 45 TIE 51 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 3 / 45 TIE 18 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 61 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 51 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The earliest coins minted in 1873 (Half Dollars included), had a 3 in the date that looked like an 8 because the loops of the 3 were so close together. Later in the year, Mint engravers created new dies with corrected 3's.

The 1873 No Arrows, Closed 3 Half Dollar is relatively common compared to other dates from the 1870's, and it is much more common than the Open 3 variant. In addition, this date can be found in high grade. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census ranges from a low of MS-64 to a high of MS-65.