Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 50C 1873 Seated 50C 1873
No Arrows Open 3
VF30 PCGS
06640838
WB-101
Original $6500 No Arrows, Open 3, Under Appreciated Rarity, Cumberland County Collection. The No Arrows Open 3 is a key piece in the Seated half series, struck for only a brief period of time, between the production of the closed 3 and With Arrows varieties. The Guide Book gives a mintage of 214,200 coins, but the PCGS population, at 46 pieces in all grades, speaks more effectively to the actual availability of this issue. By way of comparison, the PCGS census for the 1878-S is 34 coins. This example exhibits nice contrast between gray surfaces and lighter high points, with russet hints present in protected areas and more intensely at stars 3-4. A slightly creamy texture suggests an old cleaning, but the piece is pretty nonetheless, and there is no denying the rarity of the variety. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.