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.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
2359600
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
206
Pop Lower
342
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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