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    1855-S Arrows Half Dollar, MS62
    Condition Census Rarity

    1855-S 50C Arrows, WB-101, Die Pair 2, R.5, MS62 PCGS. The 1855-S Arrows half dollar is a scarce issue in all grades, coming from a mintage 129,950 coins, and it is rare in AU. Uncirculated coins in any grade are Condition Census-level, as just five such pieces are recorded. PCGS reports this MS62 coin and an MS64, NGC lists an MS62, MS63, and MS67 (6/17). The MS61 Gold CAC coin from the Gardner Collection is now the PCGS MS64. We handled the MS67 NGC coin back in 2004 when it realized $92,000 in our FUN Signature sale, lot 2082. The same coin more recently appeared in an August 2011 Stack's/Bowers auction and realized $115,000. The Gardner MS64 coin realized $49,350 in our recent April 2015 Central States Signature sale, after previously garnering $41,125 in the Gardner Collection, Part II when it was still in its MS61 NGC holder.

    The present MS62 coin is only the third Uncirculated 1855-S Seated half dollar that we have handled. The strike is razor-sharp, and satiny mint luster illuminates a hint of light champagne toning. No major abrasions are observed. Population: 1 in 62, 1 finer (6/17).

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 572091, Base PCGS# 6284)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
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