1873-CC With Arrows Liberty Seated Quarter PCGS XF-45

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1873-CC With Arrows Liberty Seated Quarter PCGS XF-45

65,500.00

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Mintage: 12,462

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The appearance of any 1873-CC With Arrows quarter in a grade above Very Fine is a rare event. For starters, we estimate that only around 50 to 60 examples of this date-subtype exist in all grades (from Poor-1 to MS-65). When available, collectors usually find specimens in the VG-08 to VF-25 range. Only two Mint State examples are known (one in MS-64 and one in MS-65). NGC has certified a lone AU-50 piece, and PCGS lists two AU-55s on its census. The coin offered here is the only XF-45 certified by PCGS; NGC has not awarded this grade to any specimen.

To recap, in the XF-45 to MS-65 range, there are only six 1873-CC With Arrows quarters certified by PCGS and NGC. As we said, it is a rare event when one of these coveted quarters surfaces in a grade above Very Fine.

This XF-45 specimen displays gun-metal gray surfaces accentuated by shades of mauve and cobalt blue. The details are everything you would expect on an XF-45 coin, with only light weakness on Ms. Liberty’s head, breast area, and on sections of the reverse eagle’s wings. Some accumulated crusty debris is visible near Stars 12 and 13 and on a couple spots on the reverse. Light scratches are visible to the left of Ms. Liberty’s left arm and in the field near Stars 12 and 13. Random contact marks are scattered across the obverse, with only a few minor ones noticeable on the reverse.

Overall, this is a splendid circulated example of one of the most desirable quarters from the Carson City Mint. Collectors should consider its appearance a once-in-a-decade opportunity.