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Obverse of 1873-CC Half Dollar, No Arrowheads at Date       Reverse of 1873-CC Half Dollar, No Arrowheads at Date

(see also 1873-CC Half Dollar - Arrowheads at Date)

PCGS No: 6338


Circulation strikes: 122,500 (most were melted)
Proofs: 0

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: "CC" (for Carson City, Nevada) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-67.  Ex - John Work Garrett - Johns Hopkins University - offered by Hanks & Associates in the April 19, 2004 edition of COIN WORLD for $155,000.00

PCGS MS-66 (illustrated above).  Ex - Waldo Bolen collection

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection" Sale, May 28-30, 2001, Lot 728, illustrated, sold for $23,000.00,  where it was described as follows: "1873-CC. No arrows. PCGS graded MS-64. Here is an extremely rare coin has a suspect mintage. Breen notes that 122,500 were struck early in the year of 1873, then the weight was changed and arrows added at the date, so many of these were melted. Somehow, this one escaped, not only escaped the rough and tumble times, but also the painful depression of 1873. Escaped and survived in pristine condition! The surfaces are snowy white with superb surfaces throughout. No signs of the usual annoying hairlines, just acres of mint fresh luster and the slightest hint of toning around a couple of the obverse stars and the arrow heads on the reverse. PCGS has graded 3 this high, with just 2 coins graded higher (both MS-66!) and NGC similar, with none graded as such, but one graded higher as MS-66 also."

Very Good.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 460, sold for $230.00

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

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