Expert Comments

Ron Guth

This was the second (and last year) in which the government placed arrowheads on either side of the date of the Half Dollar, signifying a reduction in the stattpry weight.  Though this is a common date, it is in high demand as a type coin, thus the values for any given grade are higher than if this was a normal Stars Obverse Half Dollar.  Mint State examples of the 1874 With Arrows Half Dollar are semi-scarce and certainly more plentiful than the 1873.  Recently (in 2015), PCGS certified a single MS67 example (illustrated above) which represents the finest example of the date and type.

PCGS #
6346
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
2359600
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
203
Pop Lower
361
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 3000 R-4.4 6 / 6 114 / 126 TIE
All Grades 325 R-6.3 6 / 6 115 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 6 / 6 78 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 3000
All Grades 325
60 or Better 25
65 or Better R-4.4
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better 6 / 6
All Grades 6 / 6
60 or Better 6 / 6
65 or Better 114 / 126 TIE
All Grades 115 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 78 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2002:8153 - Heritage 1/2003:7186, $37,950 - The Type Set Collection (Oliver Jung) (PCGS Set Registry) - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:70 - Richard Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4227, $30,550

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's Bowers 8/2011:7371 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98488, $25,850

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2002:8153 - Heritage 1/2003:7186, $37,950 - The Type Set Collection (Oliver Jung) (PCGS Set Registry) - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:70 - Richard Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4227, $30,550

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's Bowers 8/2011:7371 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98488, $25,850