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1873-CC Seated Liberty Half, MS63
Two-Year Arrows Design

1873-CC 50C Arrows MS63 PCGS Secure. WB-103. The weight of the half dollar, and most other silver denominations, was adjusted in 1873, and the engraver added arrows at the date to signify the change. As a result, the Carson City Mint issued two major subtypes of half dollars in 1873, making the date an important one for type collectors. The mintage for the 1873-CC Arrows type was 214,500 pieces, and the issue is very rare in high grade today.
The present coin is a representative of the WB-103 variety, with Arrows at the date and a large mintmark on the reverse. Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert list the WB-103 as a High R.7 issue in Mint State grades. This well-detailed Select specimen offers satiny, well-preserved surfaces under shades of sea-green and lavender-gray toning. Population: 3 in 63, 10 finer (11/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24L8, PCGS# 6344)

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January, 2013
9th-14th
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