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    1874-CC Arrows Half Dollar, MS63
    Attractively Toned, Substantially Prooflike

    1874-CC 50C Arrows, WB-101, Die Pair 1, R.6, MS63 PCGS. The small mintage of just 59,000 pieces was accomplished by three die pairs, with this die marriage the scarcest of the three. The left foot of 1 in the date is above a dentil's center, and an angled die line pierces the second S of STATES at the upper-right serif. The new book by Rusty Goe, The Confident Carson City Coin Collector, points out the 1874-CC Arrows half dollar is essentially equally rare as the 1870-CC and 1878-CC. It is thought that considerably less than 1% of its mintage survives in all grades.

    This is a Select Uncirculated example with partially prooflike fields and a bold central strike. A few minor field abrasions are well-disguised among the dappled tan-brown and golden toning that decorates each side. Slight weakness at some of the star centers and Liberty's upper hair curls is offset by a razor-sharp eagle with well-defined talons. PCGS reports just five numerically finer certifications. Population: 6 in 63, 5 finer (5/21).

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 572221, Base PCGS# 6347)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    The Confident Carson City Coin Collector
    by Rusty Goe

    The Carson City Mint’s celebrated legacy — replete with landmark achievements, setbacks, mysteries and tall tales — is covered in exacting detail in Goe’s three-volume set.

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