||1855 50C Arrows MS66+ NGC. CAC. WB-101. The 1855 Arrows Seated Liberty half dollar claims a nominal business-strike mintage of 759,500 pieces and the issue is prized by date and type collectors alike. This piece exhibits the normal date characteristic of the WB-101 variety. Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert comment, "Scarce to very scarce in all grades. Commanding a premium about double the common type price." The present coin is a high-end Premium Gem, possibly the finest known example. The design elements are sharply detailed and a network of spidery die cracks connects most of the stars on the right. Vibrant mint luster shines through attractive shades of lavender and champagne-gold toning, creating intense eye appeal. Census: 4 in 66 (1 in 66+), 0 finer (10/13). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $38,187.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.