1875 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO PR66
ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. JUST 700 STRUCK.
NGC Graded Higher:
1875 witnessed the first ever Kentucky Derby. The Derby, known as America’s longest running sporting event and “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, was created by the grandson of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; Meriwether Lewis Clark. Clark had travelled to Europe where he witnessed the Epsom Derby and resolved to create a similar race back in the US. The first Kentucky Derby drew a crowd of ten thousand. Could this 1875 liberty seated half dollar have been in the pockets of one of the spectators or even used to place a bet on the inaugural race?
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.