A survey of 19th century business strike coin
50C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH ARROWS (1854-1855)

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: HALF DOLLARS - SEATED LIBERTY, ARROWS 1854-55
Item Description: 50C 1854 ARROWS
Full Grade: NGC MS 63
Owner: BillJones

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Bill Jones' Type Set   Score: 2147
Bill Jones' half dollars   Score: 2147
Bill Jones' Type Set Excluding Modern Issues   Score: 2147
A survey of 19th century business strike coin   Score: 2147
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)

Owner Comments:

In 1854 and ’55 the mint continued to place arrows on both sides of the date to indicate that these half dollars contained less silver than the pieces that the mint had issued earlier. The rays around the eagle were discontinued, however, creating a different type coin. In 1856 the mint removed the arrows as well, therefore returning to the previous type.

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