Asked in
US Coins

What is the value of an 1873 US half dollar?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
March 23, 2010 12:43AM

1873 Liberty Seated halves exist in several varieties. Look on the back of the coin to see if there's a small mint mark letter. It may be blank or there may be a CC or an S. Then check the front to see if there are arrows on either side of the date, and check the "3" in the date.

Numismedia lists the following approximate retail values as of 03/2010:

No arrows, curves in the "3" closed, no mint mark (Philadelphia):

Very worn condition - $32

Moderately worn - $72

Slightly worn - $104

Almost no wear - $350

Uncirculated - $570 to $6,190 depending on quality

No arrows, curves in the "3" open, no mint mark (Philadelphia):

Very worn condition - $1,873

Moderately worn - $3,810

Slightly worn - $4,710

Almost no wear - $9,668

Uncirculated - $14,810 to $61,560

No arrows, "CC" mint mark (Carson City):

Very worn condition - $300

Moderately worn - $540

Slightly worn - $990

Almost no wear - $6,314

Uncirculated - $12,310 to $115,630

Arrows, no mint mark:

Very worn condition - $33

Moderately worn - $61

Slightly worn - $92

Almost no wear - $471

Uncirculated - $970 to $32,190 depending on quality

Arrows, "CC" mint mark:

Very worn condition - $264

Moderately worn - $480

Slightly worn - $1,080

Almost no wear - $3,932

Uncirculated - $7,690 to $70,940

Arrows, "S" mint mark (San Francisco):

Very worn condition - $63

Moderately worn - $180

Slightly worn - $270

Almost no wear - $1,220

Uncirculated - $2,690 to $26,880