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    Elusive Mint State 1873-CC No Arrows Half

    1873-CC 50C No Arrows MS61 NGC. WB-101, Small Mintmark. Two obverse dies are known for this rare subtype, both, of course, lacking the arrows at the date and showing the Close 3 date style. Coins of this issue, due to extensive melting, are extremely rare in Mint State, given an R.7 rarity rating by Wiley-Bugert. In MS61 this piece is one of two so graded (or one twice) at NGC, with a mere four coins finer (2/09). This is an exceedingly nice piece for the grade, with plenty of luster emanating throughout the golden-tinged fields. The strike is bold, although numerous wispy die cracks appear on both sides.
    From The Belle Collection of Carson City Coinage.
    (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24KC, PCGS# 6338)


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