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1873 HALF DOLLAR - NO ARROWHEADS AT DATE
(see also 1873 Half Dollar - Arrowheads at Date)

PCGS No: 6431

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 801,200
Proofs: 600

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: ±30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±192 grains (±12.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1011, "No Arrows, Closed 3", plated, sold for $4,312.50

Very Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1012, "No Arrows, Closed 3", ot plated, sold for $920.00

NGC Proof-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6258, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1759, "Closed 3", sold for $546.25

MS-64.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 476, "No Arrow, Close 3", illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1758, "Closed 3", unsold

NGC EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 207, "Open 3", illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 422, "Open 3", illustrated, not sold

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Closed 3"  examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65's.

The finest Uncirculated "Open 3" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

The finest Proof "Open 3" example graded by PCGS is a single PR-62.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service