1873 50C No Arrows, Closed 3 AU58 Certification #26218740, PCGS #6336

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
587000
Weight
12.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
34
Pop Lower
145
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 650 R-5.7 19 / 45 TIE 61 / 126 TIE
All Grades 50 R-8.5 14 / 45 TIE 51 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 3 / 45 TIE 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade