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    1873 50C No Arrows, Closed 3, WB-102, MS63 PCGS. The majority of No Arrows Seated halves are of the Closed 3 type, outnumbering the mintage of Open 3 No Arrows halves by almost three to one. This Select Uncirculated example flashes slate-blue overtones along with natural golden-gray patina. Mint luster glows beneath the toning. As usual, the strike is sharp for this Philadelphia issue. A few light grazes in the right obverse field account for the assigned grade. Scarce in all Mint State grades. Population (all No Arrows, Closed 3 varieties): 13 in 63, 12 finer (10/15). (Variety PCGS# 572207, Base PCGS# 6336)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2015
    3rd-6th Thursday-Sunday
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