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    1873-CC Arrows Quarter, AU55
    Carson City Key Date
    Only Two Known Finer

    1873-CC 25C Arrows AU55 PCGS. Briggs 1-A. An important Condition Census representative, this Choice AU key-date 1873-CC Arrows quarter is toned in variegated olive-gray and slate-blue shades that lighten somewhat over the obverse. Light blending is confined to the highest points of the design, and the only mentionable abrasions are located on the obverse over and around Liberty's portrait. A series of small toning spots are scattered over the obverse. A reverse lamination (as-struck) through DOL is the most useful pedigree marker.

    Variety: Briggs 1-A. The only dies for the issue. The reverse was previously used for the 1870-CC.

    Population Data (9/15): PCGS counts two AU55 submissions, one MS64, and one MS65. The finest at NGC is a single AU50 example. The MS65 PCGS represents the Norweb-Stellar coin, formerly MS65 NGC and still recorded at that service. The MS64 PCGS is the Eliasberg-Battle Born-Gardner coin.

    Heritage Commentary: The Mint Act of February 12, 1873 increased the weight of the quarter from 6.22 gm to 6.25 gm. Arrows were added to the obverse at both sides of the date to denote the change -- a practice that continued through the following year. The Carson City Mint produced only one issue of the Arrows, Motto type, the 1873-CC. Just 12,462 coins were produced, and most spent years in circulation. The typical survivor grades just shy of VF20, and opportunities to acquire high-grade representatives from this issue are nearly as rare as the coins themselves.

    Provenance: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2002), lot 5551; Jones Beach Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 911.(Registry values: P9)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23VV, PCGS# 5492)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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