1873 50C No Arrows, Closed 3 XF40 Certification #27725743, 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.

PCGS #
6336
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.40 grams
Mintage
587000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
115
Pop Lower
56
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 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
65 or Better 650
All Grades 50
60 or Better 3
65 or Better R-5.7
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 19 / 45 TIE
All Grades 14 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 61 / 126 TIE
All Grades 51 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade