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    Collectible 1873 Open 3, No Arrows Half Dollar

    1873 50C Open 3, No Arrows Fine 15 ANACS. Although more than 2.5 million Half Dollars were struck in Philadelphia in 1873, the vast majority of these pieces featured arrows to denote a change in tenor. Among the No Arrows examples, the Closed 3 variety is much more common than its Open 3 counterpart, which is even scarcer than its estimated production of 214,200 pieces. The Wiley-Bugert reference states that the No Arrows, Open 3 variety is High R.5 in all grades, and Low R.7 in Fine and VF condition. This steel-gray example has several cuts in the right obverse field and a pinscratch from the eagle's left wing through the ST of STATES. Still, a very desirable example.
    From The Empire State Collection.(#6337) (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24KB, PCGS# 6337)


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    June, 2005
    2nd-3rd Thursday-Friday
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