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    1873 No Arrows Half Dollar, PR67
    Closed 3, High-Ranking Condition Census
    Ex: Simpson

    1873 50C No Arrows PR67 PCGS Secure. CAC. WB-101. Ex: Simpson. One of 600 proofs struck of the 1873 No Arrows halves, all of which feature the Closed 3 and are believed to come from the year's proof sets. This example certainly displays original proof set toning. It is a resplendent Superb Gem acquired a dozen years ago from the Philip Kaufman Collection, and the coin retains its careful preservation and exceptional eye appeal to this day.

    The obverse displays overlapping crescents of steel-blue, salmon-pink, and golden colors that move from the upper to the lower borders. The reverse exhibits these colors in reverse orientation, although we also note a swath of antique-copper patina at the upper border. The underlying features are fully brilliant with razor sharp definition throughout. A few faint swirls are noted in the obverse field before the date and before Liberty's shin, yet the coin retains glassy reflectivity throughout. There is an identifying reverse toning spot over the bottom of the F in HALF. Diagnostic die lumps on Liberty's portrait confirm the Wiley-Bugert WB-101 die marriage. An outstanding proof example with an impeccable pedigree for the collector who appreciates originality as well as condition rarity. Population: 5 in 67, 0 finer (11/15).
    Ex: Philip Kaufman Collection, Part 3 (Heritage, 1/2003), lot 7216.
    Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27U8, PCGS# 6431)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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