1874 witnessed the Battle of Liberty Place take place in New Orleans. The battle consisted of a group calling themselves the Crescent City White League attacking the Reconstruction government’s police force. The White League, numbering roughly five thousand, were able to take control of several important buildings in the city, such as the state house and armory, before Federal troops were sent in to quell the uprising. This 1874 half dollar recalls this attempted insurrection.
One of the most eagerly sought types in the proof Seated Half Dollar series, the Arrows, No Motto design was used in production of only two specimen deliveries. Both the 1873 Arrows and the 1874 are products of the Philadelphia Mint, and they have a combined mintage of just 1,250 pieces. Survivors are always in demand for high-quality type purposes.