1873-CC 50C No Arrows VF35 Certification #03854106, PCGS #6338

Expert Comments

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.

30.00 millimeters
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
12.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 200 R-7.0 4 / 45 TIE 11 / 126 TIE
All Grades 15 R-9.3 6 / 45 TIE 21 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 3 / 45 TIE 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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