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1873-S 50C Arrows, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1873-S 50C Arrows, MS
Date 1873
Grade AU58
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 6345
Denomination 50C
Mint Mark S

1873-S 50C Arrows, WB-101, Die Pair 1, High R.3, AU58+ NGC. CAC. Sharp-eyed Seated half specialists are sure to take notice of this borderline Uncirculated 1873-S. Just 228,000 pieces were struck, and a low survival rate makes this San Francisco issue a true sleeper in the series. The 1873-CC Arrows shows a similar mintage and a larger certified population, yet it is valued between 3 and 4 times the underrated 1873-S. This example displays nearly full mint luster with a razor-sharp strike. Dappled iridescent toning provides excellent eye appeal, with attractive shades of gold, lilac, and pale-blue throughout both sides. CAC endorsed. Census: 6 in 58 (1 in 58+), 9 finer. CAC: 2 in 58, 1 finer (8/17). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp and Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15446, realized $5040. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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