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Coins Certified as of 9/28

My Coin #24463230

1873 G$1 Open 3 MS68

CERTIFICATION#: 24463230
PCGS#: 7573

Owner's Comments

Akers/CAC

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Relatively common in all grades including gem Unc. In fact, this is one of the five most common Type III gold dollars. The 3 in the date is "open" only when compared to the 3 on the Closed 3 variety, and actually the upper loop and bottom loop are very close together. As a result, some examples of this variety have been offered in recent years as the far more rare 1873 Closed 3. (Remember, the 3 on the Closed 3 variety is so closed that it looks almost like an 8.) There are a number of varieties of the 1873 gold dollar, and specimens exist with a full LIBERTY on the headband while others have only a partial LIBERTY or no LIBERTY at all.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 123,300 Weight: 1.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,250 R-4.1 46 / 49 TIE 74 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 46 / 49 76 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 27 / 49 TIE 40 / 81 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

David Akers - Duckor Family Collection of Gold Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4274, $35,250

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade